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Watford Rotary Club brave the winter to plant trees at Cassiobury Park

Green-fingered members of Watford Rotary Club – alongside officers from Watford Borough Council and Veolia, and Council Chairman Cllr Rabi Martins - planted trees in Cassiobury Park as part of the nationwide initiative to plant one tree for every Rotary member in the UK and Ireland.

The Club helped to plant another 50 trees on a crisp winter’s day in Cassiobury Park, as one of their community and environmental projects to improve the lives of others in the local community and around the world. Oak, birch, rowan, holly, dogwood and field maple were planted, adding to what they planted in previous years.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “I would like to thank Watford Rotary Club for their dedication to such an important cause. The council is also working hard with our contractors Veolia, who manage our parks, on the new Tree and Woodland Strategy. This will include setting ambitious targets to increase the number of trees locally, as well as improving the health of trees in Watford for the benefit of future generations.”

To promote conservation and sustainable management, the Tree and Woodland Strategy aims to improve the protection and enhancement of Watford’s trees, woodlands and hedgerows. Every tree planted helps us to increase the tree canopy cover in Watford, which is currently 18.2%, above the national average of 16%. This helps to support biodiversity, and improve the soil, climate and environment.