Join our Parks team for tree planting events during Ipswich Tree Week 2023 from 13 - 19 February.
More than 500 trees are to be planted in Ipswich as part of a national forest in 2023 in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during Ipswich Loves Trees Week 2023.
We have a number of free tree planting events this year where the public are invited to join in and help improve our environment.
All events are free to attend and are open to all ages - just turn up! Volunteers are advised to bring appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear.
How will you show your love for Ipswich's trees this Ipswich Loves Trees Week? share your love for Ipswich's trees on social media using the hashtag #IpswichLovesTrees
Gippeswyk Park - Tuesday 14 February
On Tuesday 14 February we are celebrating Ipswich Loves Trees Day by holding a tree planting event at Gippeswyk Park from 10:30am.
A traditional woodland of 520 small native trees will be planted in Gippeswyk Park to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s life. The Cherry, Goat Willow, Oak, and Rowan trees have a high wildlife and carbon storage value. These trees have been made possible through the support of Trees for Cities’ valued partner, Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading ports operator.
Murray Road Recreation Ground - Wednesday 15 February and Thursday 16 February
On Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 February we will be planting an avenue of 70 large trees in Murray Road Recreation Ground from 10am.
The trees native to the UK include Wild Cherry, Lime, Horse Chestnut, disease resistant Elm, Oak, Walnut, Copper Beech, and Rowan and will be planted in commemoration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years of service to her country.
The tree planting has been funded by DEFRA in partnership with Trees for Cities and The Queen's Green Canopy, which is planting trees in communities across the country in honour of the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.