'Plant a tree for life' in Rectory Park
Birmingham Trees for Life held its annual 'Plant a Tree for Life' day for local people on Saturday 17th March at Rectory Park, Sutton Coldfield.
The Friends of Rectory Park were present in numbers, having sponsored a tree as the Friends and also several had done so individually. The turn out was great with much of the local community getting involved:
The Friends pose with their tree
Christopher Jennings and Peter Bell get their hands dirty - Andrew Jennings was there for moral support!
Park was busy with tree planters on Saturday
Group of tree planters ready to get digging!
With the aid of Children from Hollyfield Primary School, funding from our Councillors' Community Chest and the support of the Park's Management we have planted over 15,000 wild flower bulbs and 10 kilos of wild flower seeds along side 25 benches and picnic tables with the support of both the local business community and local residents, so its no surprise that Rectory Park was voted No. 1 in the Birmingham area and eleventh nationally.
We don't intend to stop at No. 1 we are pressing forward with other projects, like restoring the old pond that had been a dumping ground for many years, which are now clearing out. This pond will become the home for newts and many other water creatures.