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Falmouth University College

Volunteers plant 100s of trees at Penryn Campus

3 December 2019
Big Climate Fightback Tree Planting Penryn Campus 2019

 

Hundreds of trees have been planted at Penryn Campus as part of the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback.

The FX Plus Grounds Team worked with students, employees and members of the community who all volunteered to help out on Friday 13 November.

About 400 trees - native varieties, including hawthorn and blackthorn - were arranged to create wildlife “corridors” at the south end of the campus.

Toby Nenning, Grounds and Gardens Manager for Penryn and Falmouth campuses, said: “The Woodland Trust called on people to plant one million trees this November to help tackle climate change. Although my team plant many trees each year we wanted to give students the opportunity to get involved and take a positive steps rather than just talking about it.”