Swindon Borough Council is set to plant 17,000 trees across the borough. 

At the end of January the council took the delivery of the large amount of trees at Stanton Park for its tree planting initiative. 

Since then, its team have been keeping the trees topped up with water, re-bagging them and organising them into groups ready to be planted in Highworth, Wroughton, Shaw Ridge, the Railway Village, Walcot, Tadpole Field and Central Swindon over the next two months.

"The trees will help to create new woodland areas that will be able to store huge amounts of carbon - playing an important role in not only our national mission to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but in our local mission too," a spokesman said.

Swindon Advertiser: Some of the trees bagged up and ready to be sent to their new homesSome of the trees bagged up and ready to be sent to their new homes

It will now be running 'community tree plants' where members of the public are encouraged to get involved and help plant the trees in their new homes. 

"The first of our community tree plants will take place on Saturday (26 February) at Maunsell Way in Wroughton and is being coordinated and delivered by Wroughton Parish Council.

"If you’re keen to get involved, head down to Maunsell Way Recreation Ground between 11.30am and 4pm on Saturday, and make sure to bring a spade and sturdy shoes with you."

You can find out more about this tree planting initiative by visiting www.swindon.gov.uk/treeplanting.

For other ways you can help the council take action on climate change, visit www.swindon.gov.uk/bethechange.