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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Scouts did their bit for the environment when they planted 1,360 trees at a north Suffolk village to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The 1st Eye Beavers, Cubs and Scouts were among a 50 strong group of volunteers who took just under four hours to complete the task at Oak Farm in Palgrave.
The team, which also included family and friends of the scouts, planted the trees over a three acre area of the farm after venturing out in wellington boots and gloves and carrying hammers to undertake the work.
Stakes had to be put in plastic covers and laid at the pre-dug holes.
A mixture of oak, walnut, beech and a few other trees were planted in an area known as Mystery’s Wood, named after the farmer’s pet.
The area where the trees were planted is accessible by footpaths and bridleways surrounding the farm.
Jean Norman, group scout leader for 1st Eye Scouts, said: “A highlight for me was hearing some of the younger volunteers saying I know where my tree is and I am going to come back and watch it grow.”