Horsford and Hellesdon youngsters help plant trees

Hundreds of trees were planted in Norwich as Brownies played their part in an effort to double woodland population in the UK.

Youngsters from the Horsford and Hellesdon Brownies were joined by their parents on the Saturday where they planted more than 400 trees at Eaton Vale.

The event was part of a nationwide project to improve forests and woodland after it was revealed that the UK was the least wooded populated area in Europe.

Carole Smith, Wensum Division Commissioner, said: 'Tree planting is a fantastic and fun way for our girls to do something lasting in our local community.

'We hope our trees will help attract wildlife and make a real difference to everyone who will see them. It's incredible to think that in just 5 years our trees will be as tall as us.'

Meanwhile, Victoria Hodson of the Woodland Trust thanked the girls for their help at trying to boost the number of trees in our county.

She said: 'We have been overwhelmed by peoples' enthusiasm to plant trees. Communities are transforming spaces within their neighbourhoods, growing their own fruits and food, creating shade and shelter, and providing new homes for wildlife.'