Fun for all at the first Meersbrook Tree Day – 28th October 2010

Posted on October 26, 2010 by


‘Wood’ you believe it! Lots of great woodland activities will be on offer to local people this week.

The first Meersbrook Tree Day on Thursday (28 October) will offer many unusual activities for all members of the family.  Whether you prefer to try out a fungi walk, a tree trail, fruit tree planting or one of the other fun activities taking place throughout the day, it promises to be a great day out.  
You will also have a chance to have your say about the trees in the park and surrounding area with members of the Council’s Parks and Countryside team.
Some new trees are being planted by the Lord Mayor, Cllr Alan Law JP, and Councillor Shaffaq Mohammed to replace a dead Ash tree that is to be turned into three ‘rustic’ benches for use in Meersbrook Park.  Three new Ash trees, three disease resistant Elms and an Oak tree will all be planted in the Park on the day and local people are being asked to get involved.
Councillor Shaffaq Mohammed, the Council’s Cabinet member for Communities said: “This is the first year of the Tree Day in Meersbrook Park and I’m sure it will be a popular event for local people keen to learn about their parks and woodlands.  It’s ideal for children on their school half term break and also a great way of enjoying the fresh air in one of the city’s most popular parks.”
Admission to the Tree Day is free of charge and is open between 9am and 4pm.  More information can be obtained about the event at or phone 0114 273 4303.  Full schedules of the day’s events will be displayed on the park gates and around the park on the day.