Local residents will attempt to break a record by taking part in 'Tree O'Clock' – a nationally organised event that will attempt to break the record for the most trees planted in an hour.
The current figure stands at 18,124 trees planted in one location and the Nettleham Woodland Trust is hoping it can help smash the record and help the environment at the same time. Monks Wood, which is part of the Ashing Lane Nature Reserve near Dunholme has been selected as the site for the tree planting, which takes place on Saturday, 5th December 2009 from 11:00am until 12:00noon.
Left: Giles McNeill with local volunteers planting trees at 'PC Wood, Nettleham', February 2008.
The event is being organised through BBC Breathing Places and the number of trees people have pledged to plant around the world currently stands at 209,953 across 66 counties.
Nettleham Woodland Trust is asking any willing volunteers to arrive by 10.15am at Monks Wood and bring their own spade to ensure there is enough equipment to make the bid possible. Giles McNeill said:
"I wish everyone the best of luck with this record breaking effort and hope to be able to participate."Rachel Shaw, spokesman for Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, said:
"Hot food will be provided by Nettleham Scouts on the day. There will be a toilet on site and people should remember to wear warm clothing, gloves and boots, as the site is very muddy.
"There will be a bit of a walk from the car parking areas to the tree planting site. This will be about half a mile."