Harrogate celebrates National Tree Week

National Tree Week: The Mayor of Harrogate Coun. Nick Brown helps youngsters from Coppice Valley Primary School to plant trees to celebrate National Tree Week.
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National Tree Week: The Mayor of Harrogate Coun. Nick Brown helps youngsters from Coppice Valley Primary School to plant trees to celebrate National Tree Week. (1611293AM1).

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To mark National Tree Week, pupils from Coppice Valley Primary School joined the Mayor of Harrogate, Coun Nick Brown, and the Deputy Leader of Harrogate Borough Council Michael Harrison, to plant 100 trees today (November 29).

The trees were planted by 36 pupils from the school near the site of the council's new Civic Headquarters.

The hazel, rowan, field maple and hawthorn trees were planted along the north side of the site of the building at Knapping Mount, as a part of the National Tree Week celebrations.

The new trees were planted near more mature trees in the area to help in the regeneration of the woodland and provide a continued safe habitat for local wildlife.

The Mayor of Harrogate, Coun Nick Brown, said: "I had a wonderful afternoon. I was delighted to meet the young pupils, who showed huge enthusiasm at the thought of planting all those trees and seemed to really enjoy themselves.

"In around twenty years, they will be able to look at how the trees have grown with a great sense of pride, knowing that they planted them all those years ago.”