Around 400 trees were planted at the combined university campus in Penryn on Friday.

Three planting sessions were held in which students, staff and local residents helped to create new wildlife corridors at the southern end of the campus.

The project was part of the Woodland Trust's Big Climate Fightback initiative.

Toby Nenning, grounds and gardens manager at the campus, said: "Although my team plants many trees each year we would like to give students the opportunity to get involved and take positive steps rather than just talking about it.

"We hope this may inspire everyone on campus to make even bolder moves towards tackling this global crisis."

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Professor David Hosken the University of Exeter's vice-chancellor for Cornwall, said: "We are planting a variety of trees that will provide food and habitat for wildlife, as well as absorbing carbon.

“The University of Exeter declared an environment and climate emergency earlier this year, and planting trees on campus is one of the many ways we are now backing up those words with actions."

Falmouth University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Anne Carlisle OBE, said: “We’re very proud that our Penryn Campus grounds and gardens were awarded Green Flag status again this year, for the third year in the row.

“This is, in part, recognition of the rich biodiversity that is the perfect place for wild flowers, insects, birds and bees.

“We’re delighted that the campus has been further enhanced by this tree planting initiative.

“In partnership, we’re making sure that environmental sustainability is at the core of everything we do.”

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