“COVENTREE” Tree Plantation

Godiva Lions helped plant trees as part of National Tree Week and Coventry Urban Forestry Strategy

The project, dubbed COVENTREE, took place on the 27th November and 4th December 2022 in Coventry City. This was done during National Tree Week, the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, between Saturday 27th November and Sunday 5th December 2022, when people across the country planted thousands of trees to mark the start of the winter tree planting season. Close to 1000 trees were planted over the two days including a variety of native trees, honorary native trees and shrubs. A commemorative eco-friendly plaque was installed. The project is part of the Coventry Urban Forestry Strategy that envisages the planting of 360,000 trees across the city over the next 10 years, roughly one tree per citizen. It also contributes to the Queen's Green Canopy, a unique tree-planting initiative to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

The event was graced by the Lord Mayor of Coventry, historian Pru Poretta MBE (Lady Godiva), Mark Wood, Chair of the Great Britain & Ireland Chapter, The Explorers Club and Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society, Zone Chair Lion Stu Young, and Lion Rob Sullivan, President of Kenilworth Lions.
Members of the Coventry Parks Team, Friends of Longford Park, Godiva Lions President Pranoti Jadhav and Godiva Lions members were in attendance.