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Tree planting underway at Newbold Comyn

Warwick District Council has joined forces with the Dunsmore Living Landscape Scheme to plant over 1,200 trees at Newbold Comyn.

Funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund has enabled many local volunteers to plant a hectare of trees which is linked to existing tree planting at the park, helping to support the biodiversity on site and bringing a mix of native species. Once established, the area will have two paths running through it which will link to existing paths.

The first two planting sessions, involving volunteers, took place during National Tree Week on 30 November for Severn Trent Corporate Wild Work party and on 5 December for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association.

Another planting session took place on 9 December for Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Leam Valley volunteers, who were joined by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Andrew Day and Councillor Alan Rhead, Portfolio Holder for Climate Change.

Useful information

  1. The Dunsmore Living Landscape scheme has been in place since 2004. The Lead Partner is Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and there are 18 organisations and groups in the wider partnership. Since 2017 it has been funded primarily by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
  2. Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is the leading local environmental charity which works for people and wildlife in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. The Trust looks after 65 reserves, we are a voluntary membership organisation supported by more than 23,000 members and 1000 volunteers.  We promote a better natural environment for local wildlife and local people as part of our aim to create a living landscape in the West Midlands where wildlife and local people can live and thrive together. For more information see Registered charity number: 209200
  3. National Lottery Heritage Fund Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #NationalLotteryHeritageFund
  4. Trees for our Future Warwick District Council is aiming to plant 160,000 trees across the District, one for every resident. Find out more at
  5. Newbold Comyn masterplan The final masterplan for Newbold Comyn can be viewed at