Children from Great Witchingham Primary school including Jaden West and Malachi Barber start planting 400 native tree saplings to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee on land near the new village hall site.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Photo galley: Norfolk youngsters start work on planting a Jubilee wood

Monday, November 12, 2012
5.49 PM

They hope it will be a woodland fit for a queen.

Pupils from Great Witchingham Primary School enthustically got cracking on work to plant 400 native saplings to create a Jubilee Wood.

The village hall committee received a free community tree pack from the Woodland Trust and the youngsters and villagers are joining forces to transform an area behind the site of the planned new village hall.

Last week planning permission was granted for the hall on a field behind Hubbards Loke.

The children got the project started and local people will be able to join in on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am-1pm.

It is hoped the trees will grow into a young wood in as little as 10 years.

In total 60 Diamond woods are being created across the country along with hundreds of smaller Jubilee woods.

Anyone wanting more information on the planting at Witchingham can contact Jacky Pett on 01603 879890.