City of Trees, alongside cadets from the Greater Manchester Wing of the Air Training Corps planted 300 trees. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.
The new trees have been planted at Parkway Playing Fields. In Manchester at the beginning of February 2018. Extending existing woodland creating a haven for both people and wildlife.
For the initiative the Air Corps teamed up with leading environmental charity City of Trees. Who have pledged to plant 3 million trees – one for every man, woman and child in Greater Manchester. Over the next generation.
The tree planting is ahead of the centenary of the Royal Air Force, which celebrates its 100th birthday on 1 April 2018. With a series of special events and activities across the country.
This year also marks 76 years of the Air Training Corps and the planting is a culmination of events.
300 new trees took root including oak, silver birch, field maple and cherry. All which have strong links to the ethos of the Air Corps, with some being traditionally used in the making of aircraft.
Greater Manchester Wing Commander Archibald comments;“The aim of the Air Corps is to promote young people. To be good citizens within the community so we felt it fitting to support City of Trees’ mission to plant a tree for every, man, woman and child in the City region.”
He adds; “We hope that the trees will be a lasting legacy to the Greater Manchester Wing and the local environment”.
Beth Kelsall from the City of Trees comments; “These new trees are not only a great way to mark an important point in the Air Training Corps and RAF history. Also will help to combat climate change and boost biodiversity.”