Thousands of trees are set to be planted across Sheffield over the next three months, to create the next generation of public woodland for the city.
In total almost 50,000 trees will be planted and 30 hectares of woodland habitat will be created at 17 different sites. All of the new woodland will be accessible to the community and will include areas of open space to incorporate informal and formal footpaths, woodland edge habitat, rides and glades.
The first of the tree planting will take place at Worrall Recreation Ground today, where 200 native broadleaf trees will be planted.
Worrall Environmental Group, local residents and children will be helping to plant the trees with Sheffield City Council's Community Forestry team and the Ranger Service.
These trees are part of a larger scheme in the park where another 1,160 trees will be planted, and extends an area planted with Worrall Environmental Group a few years ago.
The public are welcome to take part in today's tree planting event at Worrall Recreation Ground, off Worrall Road, between 10.30am and 2pm. Tools and gloves will be provided.
The other sites where new woodlands will be created are at Acres Hill (Mather Road), Addlington Rd (Parson Cross Park), Black Bank Open Space, East Park Fields (Brunswick Fields), Flockton Park, Greenhill Park, Jaunty Park, Longley Park, Manor Laith Rd Green Space, Sky Edge Open Space, Manor Playing Fields, Ochre Dyke Playing Fields, Richmond Heights, Westwood Counrtry Park and Worrall Recreation Ground.
Funding for the project, which will cost around £136,000, is coming from the Forestry Commission.