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The Colchester Woodland Project

The Colchester Woodland Project launched in 2019. We plan to plant 200,000 trees across the borough over the next few years as part of the Better Colchester campaign.

With the help of many of you we have made a great start. As the Colchester Woodland Project evolves, we want to share with you what is at the very heart of the project.

The Colchester Woodland Project:

  • Strives to make our borough greener.
  • Is committed to planting trees and helping biodiversity to flourish.
  • Will plant and manage our spaces without harming existing habitats.
  • Will enhance environments to create more space for nature to grow and thrive.
  • Will encourage our community to love and care for our environment, from wildflowers and meadows, to our woods and parks, old or new.
  • Will take the time to discover, nurture and enable the work led by communities.
We want to work alongside our community to get to know, love and use our woods and parks.

We want everyone to benefit from the environmental, health and wellbeing, and societal benefits they bring.

How can you get involved?

Over the next year there are lots of ways you can get involved in the project.

Planting days for 20,000 more trees and shrubs will start in November and we want you to come along.

Walk the Colchester Orbital - you can download maps for walking and cycling on our Orbital page.

If you’re interested in being kept up to date with events and planting days register your interest at parks@colchester.gov.uk.

#LoveYourTrees

Another way you can get involved is by helping us spread the word about this fantastic project by sharing your pictures with us on Facebook.

We would love to see pictures of:

  • Your favourite tree around Colchester
  • A tree that you’ve collected as part of our annual 'Trees for Years' event that is now flourishing
  • You and your loved ones enjoying some of the beautiful green spaces around Colchester

Just tag @enjoycolchester when you post your picture, and don’t forget #loveyourtrees and #colchesterwoodlandproject too!

We also wanted to let you know that over the next year we will be:

  • Reducing the use of Glyphosate weed killer in Council operations.
  • Identifying the gaps in our nature recovery networks to help wildlife and biodiversity.
  • Proactively working within and alongside communities to make Colchester greener.

Our Green fingered supporters

Below you can see everyone who has taken part in the Colchester Woodland Project so far and joined us in helping to green the borough. Is your name on the list? Then why not share this page on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feed and help us spread the word…

Name Location Date
Phil Ager Kings Head Meadow 01/02/2020
Molcut Atena - Andreea Kings Head Meadow 01/02/2020

Page last reviewed: 7 February 2020