Volunteers plant hedge after grant

A working party of volunteers planting a new hedge at the Hethersett Memorial Playing Field.

A working party of volunteers planting a new hedge at the Hethersett Memorial Playing Field. - Credit: Submitted

A new hedge has been planted on Hethersett Memorial Playing Field using natural British hedgerow plants.

A working party of volunteers put the new hedge in place on April 1 thanks to a grant from Busseys Motor Dealers who plant a tree for every car they sell.

The hedge planting took place under the auspices of the South Norfolk tree wardens' scheme at the leisure area in Recreation Road.

South Norfolk Council chairman David Bills, who represents Hethersett, was on hand to dig in the first of the 270 plants which make up the new hedgerow.

The plants are intended to enclose the current croquet lawn at the playing field and separate the area from nearby football pitches.

Varieties of plants used in the new hedgerow include hornbeam, dogwood, maple and hawthorn. The new plants also include spindleberry, dogrose, hazel and alder.

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