The Lions Club of Coventry Godiva helped plant trees as part of National Tree Week and the Coventry Urban Forestry Strategy.
The project, dubbed COVENTREE, took place between 27th November and 4th December 2021 in Coventry City. 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 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.
This event underlined the club's continued commitment to environment protection and combating climate change as signified by an earlier generous donation to the World Land Trust - an international conservation charity that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats.