A blog by Green Party Councillor Andrew Cooper about Kirklees Council and our activity to improve the local and global environment (and also anything that I fancy talking about)
Saturday, 8 December 2012
Parish 1000 fruit tree project breaks new ground in Thurstonland.
A good turnout of locals Thurstonlanders for the tree planting 25 planted in under an hour.
Another 25 fruit trees were planted by local Thurstonland folk and myself, Cllrs Robert Barraclough and Ben Wightman today as part of Kirkburton Parish Councils pioneering 1000 fruit tree project. We are now looking at teh next ones going in around the Shepley area near the War Memorial working with the Shepley Conservation Group. Wherever we do the planting it is always with local groups so the planting is as much about community engagement as it is about local food or tree planting. One part of the project we need to keep track of is to make sure when we reach our 1000the fruit tree which should be within the next 3 years. After that we might want to consider doing another 1000. Who knows.