Is this the season for planning trees?

Why do I ask?

Leicestershire County Council press release Free trees to make Leicestershire green

And then

Leicester Friends of the Earth – Local campaigners call for better protection for city’s trees

And yet Professor Wangari Maathai made her name by founding the Green Belt Movement in 1977; an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women’s rights.

Should we plant trees, of course. The responsible planting of trees, creating woods, copses, avenues or just solitary trees here and there.

However; we should always be aware of random planting where ever we fell like it.

When planting trees we have be aware of the immediate area, will the trees grow sufficiently for its roots to grow without undermining walls of buildings.

Do you own the land or are you building on private or public land?

Will the foliage grow to block the sun light from someone’s garden or solar panels?

These are only some of the consideration we should make before randomly planting trees.

Planting trees is especially important if you chop one down, or one dies.


There is a prevalence in Britain to building green spaces, at what cost to the trees and environment?


Leicestershire County Council

Free trees to make Leicestershire green


Leicester Friends of the Earth