We brought together people to plant trees in two local communities in and around Godalming and we couldn’t have had much more different weather on on these two February Saturdays.

The first event was held on the green on Amberley Road in Milford. On Saturday 10th February, residents of the road and the surrounding area braved the weather and joined us in extremely wet and windy conditions to plant some medium sized semi-established oak trees .

The grassy traffic circle at the end of the close was chosen by Waverley borough council for us to to add trees to with the community. According to the father of one of our board members who grew up on the road, this green used to have several trees on it so it is wonderful that residents replaced the trees taken down years ago.

Despite the weather it was very well attended, people loved getting stuck and making a difference with their neighbours. Read more and see more photos from the Milford event here.

The following Saturday we held another community tree planting event, this time in Farncombe at Canon Bowrings Recreation Ground. More commonly known as “chippy park” the large green space has made a lovely new home to oak saplings who have ambitions to be huge ancient oak trees in centuries to come. It was a glorious sunny day which felt more like April than February and around 50 locals joined us for forest school games, mingling with Councillors and the Town Mayor and of course the tree planting.

You can read more and see more photos from the Farncombe event here.

Both these events were paid for by players of the Postcode Lottery and CALA Homes, and supported by Waverley Borough Council.