The Harpenden Town Council Mission Statement - To promote the area as a place to live, a place to work, a place to invest and a place to visit
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Harpenden Town Council (HTC) is responsible for over 4000 trees across all of our parks and green spaces. In Harpenden Common alone, there are more than 2000!

HTC has planted 1200 tree saplings since October 2021 and is committed to planting double this number by the end of March 2022 as part of our Tree Planting Plan. While much of the planting is carried out by our dedicated Green Spaces Development Officers, we also welcome volunteers to help us achieve these ambitious numbers. We are grateful to the countless Project Day volunteers, Brownie and Scout groups, schools and individuals who volunteer their time to tree planting, it makes an incredible difference to Harpenden’s landscape and wildlife – if you’d like to find out more click here.

Please click here to view the Town Council's Tree Policy.

Between 2021 and 2023 Harpenden Town Council is undertaking a programme of tree planting across its open spaces. Identified as an initiative in its Business Plan, the Council is dedicated to developing Harpenden as a sustainable town and to conserving and improving  Harpenden’s parks, green spaces, and other assets so they offer a natural haven for residents’ use and enjoyment. The programme includes a mixture of trees of varying sizes, species and numbers planted in various locations, each with their own aim: to provide aesthetic interest, shade, screening, habitat etc. The Council believes in 'the right tree, in the right place, for the right purpose' approach.

As part of the programme, the Council has put together this simple Residents' Guide to Tree Planting that provides a brief overview of the benefits of tree planting and things to consider before, during and after planting a tree.

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