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18th Aug, 2022

Ullesthorpe Court Golf Club plant 100 trees to improve biodiversity

Aaron Sutcliffe 11th Jul, 2022 Updated: 12th Jul, 2022

MEMBERS of Ullesthorpe Court Golf Club’s Environmental and Course Work Group have planted 100 trees in an area of the course dedicated to a ‘young tree reserve’.

A group of 12 members volunteered their time to plant the trees with the club aware of the ever-increasing spotlight on environmental impact.

The club collaborated with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) – an organisation that connects people and nature to deliver long lasting environmental change.

Trees planted included a native woodland mix of English Oak, Silver Birch, Aspen, Green Beech, Common Alder, Hornbeam, Rowan and Goat Willow.

Ullesthorpe’s Lady Captain, Janet Hartley-Byng, said: “Whilst we recognise the small part we are making to improve biodiversity in our local area, these trees will be a wonderful addition to our golf club, the local community who use the public footpaths, visitors and hotel guests.”

And the tree planting activity aligns with Leicestershire County Council’s biodiversity initiative – a 10-year action plan that is managed in partnership with the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.

The club has also created new wooden litter bins, cleared out ponds, planted flowerbeds, added wild-flower areas and use solar-powered lighting around the greens as part of a friendly badger deterrent initiative.

And the new trees form part of a national initiative called ‘I Dig Trees’ which aims to plant two million trees across the UK this year.

It has also been registered as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy, which forms part of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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