Directors from leading Manchester-based housebuilder Barratt Homes have pitched in for a day to help charity City of Trees, which aims to restore underused unloved woodland across the city region.

They spent the day with City of Trees helping to revamp open space in Wellacre Country Park. The employees undertook a number of habitat management works including removing a fallen tree to clear a path and create deadwood piles for insects, removing non-native plants and clearing areas.

Wellacre Country Park is an important habitat for birds, moths and butterflies in the area.

Eleanor Walker, and Katie Jones, Assistant Project Officers at City of Trees were on hand to guide the employees throughout the day.

Eleanor said, “The time that volunteers donate to us is incredibly valuable and enables us to work together to improve our local green spaces for wildlife and users. A huge thank you to Barratt Homes Manchester for all of their hard work.”

City of Trees launched in November 2015 and delivers projects across Greater Manchester. The ambitious movement is aiming to plant three million trees, one for every person in the region, bring 2,000 hectares of unmanaged woodland into use for the community and connect people to the trees and woods around them.

Neil Goodwin, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Manchester, said, “It is incredibly important to us that, as well as delivering quality new homes across Greater Manchester and the wider North West region, we are also engaged with the local community and can make a positive difference in the area.

“It was wonderful to be able to help out City of Trees and get involved in maintaining some of the green space in our local community. It was also eye-opening to hear about the vital work City of Trees does for the woodland around the region.”

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