Tree-mendous New Planting Project to Help Climate Change

A new project Trees for Henley was launched at the Greener Festival on Saturday in partnership with the Woodland Trust with the aim of planting two trees in every house in Henley, totalling 12,600 trees.

Councillor Stefan Gawrysiak who is heading up the project was giving out free rowan, oak, silver birch, wild cherry and crab apple saplings.  He said, “We exist to fight climate change through the management and planting of trees and shrubs. Our efforts are directed to encouraging planting of trees and shrubs by residents in Henley in gardens and on appropriately available land.  We welcome offers of help, of land to plant and suggestions where we might investigate the opportunities to plant.

The Trees for Henley group are working with Henley Town Council and have organised the following events:

Tomorrow (21 November) from 9.30am-12.30pm a working party at the Chalk Bank beside Valley Road.  Entrance is via Gravett Close off King James Way.  Volunteers would very welcome to come along and clear scrub, bramble and weed Sycamore and Maple self seeded trees and replanting of about 25 native trees.  Contact Ilona 07508 427026

30 November 10.00-12 noon in Market Place – giving out more free tree saplings

1 December 10.00-1.00pm – Tree Planting at Tilebarn Wood (about 150 trees) (off Tilebarn Wood).  Volunteers would be welcome to spend an hour to help.

Do you have space in your garden for a tree or a few trees or some land that could become a woodland?  Please get in touch with Stefan at



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