Daventry Mayor helps plant over 300 trees at Micklewell Park to celebrate National Tree Week

Daventry Mayor helps plant over 300 trees at Micklewell Park to celebrate National Tree Week

Staff from Daventry Town Council including Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Karen Tweedale, volunteered their time to help Orbit Homes plant over 300 whips and semi mature trees at its new flagship development, Micklewell Park in Daventry as part of (last weeks) National Tree Week celebrations.

The event outlines Orbit's commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, enhance its natural spaces, create, and improve places and spaces for its communities.

Micklewell Park is an exciting new development with its first phase due for completion in March 2023, and will include newly planted woodland, allotment spaces, electric car charging points, bus stops, community centre and a primary school. Two further phases of the development will commence thereafter creating 450 new homes in total.

Daventry Mayor Cllr Karen Tweedale was excited to join in with the tree planting event:

"It was great to don my wellies and join in with this event. I was excited to plant new trees and shrubs which will act as pollinators for bees and butterflies. Upon completion, Micklewell Park will be home to eight acres of newly planted woodland, wildlife corridors and a selection of bird boxes which is great news for the town and should enhance the environment and help to create a thriving community."

For more information on Micklewell Park please visit:

Posted: Wed, 08 Dec 2021 14:15 by DTC Comms

Tags: Daventry Mayor, Micklewell Park, Tree Planting