VOLUNTEERS have planted 910 trees in Prenton to mark a national awareness week.

From 23 to 29 November, Prenton Primary and Devonshire Primary School's joined forces with the Friends of Walker Park, volunteers and Wirral Council's Parks Team to help with the planting.

Donated by the council’s arboricultural contractor, Mancoed, the project saw more than 900 new trees planted in the park.

Neil Garnett from Wirral Councils Parks Team said: “I’d like to thank all the volunteers involved with the planting and our contractor Mancoed for donating the trees and their time; I was so pleased to see so many people willing to help with the project.

“It was also great to see the school children of Devonshire and Prenton Primary, getting involved and learning about tree planting, the importance of trees and how to look after them, they all seemed to enjoy the experience.”

The trees included a mixture of Oak, Beech, Holly, Bird Cherry, Hazel, Rowan, Guelder Rose and Alder Buckthorn and are a mixture of small and large trees.

Walker Park has been selected for the project as it allows the small area of woodland to be extended, while still having minimum impact of the available open green space.

Neil added: “I hope that this is the first of many tree planting projects over the coming years to increase the biodiversity and tree cover and help contribute to Wirral Council’s response to the Climate Emergency.”