PHOTO GALLERY: Community tree planting day in Sea Palling

More than 70 people turned out to take part in a community tree planting day in Sea Palling last month - despite having to battle against the cold and wet weather.

Local residents and children got involved with the project to help clear an unused, overgrown acre of land with the aim to encourage more wildlife to the area and create a communal space.

The group planted 144 sapling trees in the shape of a diamond wood, 200 metres of native hedging and 20 large fruit and six nut trees for a community orchard on February 15.

This was followed by the rev Phil Wood planting a royal oak sapling from one of the Queen's estates on March 3.

The project was funded by Norfolk Community Foundation and Norfolk County Council's Community Conservation Grant to help create a lasting legacy for future generations in Sea Palling and Waxham.

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The group have also been given 420 tree and hedge saplings as part of The Woodland Trust's campaign to give free tree packs to community projects in celebration of the Queen's diamond jubilee.

Work on a wheelchair access path, a perennial wild flower mix area and insect, bee and butterfly friendly flower beds will commence in the Spring.

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The two parishes have also entered the Royal Horticultural Society's Anglia in Bloom.

? To view a photo gallery of the community tree planting day click in the top right hand corner of the page.

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