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Tree week events

Published Wednesday 15 November, 2023
Last updated on Thursday 22 February, 2024

Celebrate national tree week (27 November until 5 December) with events being hosted by Swale Borough Council.

They are opportunities to celebrate and promote trees, and to discover their value in mitigating climate change.

There are numerous free family activity events being hosted at the Faversham Rec.

They are:

  • Leaf Dressing Art Workshop: Saturday 25 November and Sunday 26 November, Join Andy Evans at the lodge, Saturday and Sunday, anytime from 11am to 4pm.
  • Become a Friend of the Rec: Saturday 25 November. A public meeting in the community room at 12 noon.
  • Children’s Lantern Festival: Saturday 25 November. Create, decorate and display a lantern in the trees. Meet at the community room, 3 pm.
  • Decorate a Wishing Tree: Sunday 26 November. Meet at the community room at 10am.
  • Leaf Printing: Sunday 26 November. Meet at the community room, 11am.
  • Tree Walks: Monday 27 November. Get to know our leafy friends. Meet at the lodge, 10am, 12 noon and 2pm.
  • Volunteer Celebration: Tuesday 28 November. Discover more about volunteering at the Rec. Meet at the community room, 1pm.

There is a maximum of 25 people per event per time slot.  This is on a first come first serve basis, although some accommodations can be made depending on turnout.

There is also a willow pollarding day at Milton Creek in Sittingbourne on the 29 November 2023.

Pollarding is the process of pruning the top branches of a tree, which not only promotes growth, but is a great way to produce materials for projects such as sculptures.

The event starts at 10am, come dressed for the weather and meet in the Milton Creek car park, they will provide tools, tea and coffee.

Cllr Rich Lehmann, Chair of the environment committee said:

“Tree week is an opportunity for us to reflect on the importance of trees; they provide oxygen that we rely on and the beautiful environments we enjoy.

“The environment is a priority for the council and protecting our trees and green spaces has never been more important.

“Let’s use this week to appreciate and celebrate our trees in our borough and spend time together with friends and family doing fun tree related activities!

“We would like to invite you to take part in our free events, from children’s art projects at the Faversham Rec to pruning trees in Milton Creek.”

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