Haddiscoe branches into community planting

People in a Norfolk village had a right royal time on Saturday as they planted hedges and a copse in celebration of the Queen's accession to throne.

Residents of Haddiscoe, near Beccles, braved the chilly conditions to plant the hedge and the small copse on new Haddiscoe Parish Council allotments by St Mary's Church yard.

The villagers created the pieces of greenery as part of the Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods Project, which aims to plant 6m tress across the country by the end of the year to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee.

This month alone, thanks to the help of Haddiscoe, it is estimated that 1m trees will be planted to mark the Queen's accession to the throne.

The free tree planting packs were given to the village after the parish council applied to the Jubilee Woods project for one.

Wendy Alford, council chairman and planting organiser, said: 'Tree planting is a fantastic and fun way for us to do something beneficial and long lasting in our local area.

'Our hedge and little copse will help attract wildlife and make a real difference to everyone who will see them.

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'It is incredible to think that in just five or six years our trees will be as tall as us.'

For information on the Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods project visit www.jubileewoods.org.uk/treepacks

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