Tonight on BBC Countryfile
Countryfile launches Plant Britain, an ambitious two-year challenge to get us all planting to help combat climate change and at the same time, boost our wellbeing and wildlife.
To inspire and to lead the way, we’re planting our very own Countryfile Plant Britain wood at “rurban” Quarry Bank in Cheshire, a stone’s throw from greater Manchester.
Working with the National Trust, Matt, along with a tag team of fabulous families, plants the first of 3,600 saplings on this two hectare site.
The Countryfile wood neighbours ancient woodland so you can see straightaway how our saplings will grow over the years.
The Countryfile wood will be open all year round for you to enjoy and is part of the National Trust’s mission to plant 20 million trees by 2030.
Matt also launches our new interactive UK Plant Britain tracking map. The first sapling he plants will represent our first pin on the map.
Countyfile , tonight on BBC 1 at 6.15 pm