As part of ‘Plan Tree’, Kent County Council’s tree establishment strategy, they are looking for sites to establish small woodlands up to 0.5 hectares, which will be funded by the Local Authority Treescape Fund for 2023 and 2024. The UK needs millions more trees to reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target and KCC see this as a great opportunity to get more local people engaged with their ambition to see the county’s tree cover extended by 1.5 million, establishing one new tree for every resident in the county.
The Kent Men of the Trees, a Kent-based charity, are actively supporting KCC’s initiative and have approached the Parish Council to ask for support.
Councillors would love to support this initiative but we need to identify areas of land and seek permission from the landowner or manager. Sites would need to be an area of land from the size of a tennis court up to about half a football pitch; the maximum size is 0.5 hectares which is just over an acre (70m x 70m).
Do you have land or know of land in Wingham Parish that could be used in this way?
An application would need to be made and submitted before the end of May 2023, earlier if possible.
If you think you can help or would like more information, please contact the Parish Clerk ASAP
Please read the document below for more information on KCC's call for sites and the type of planting possible:-