Tremendous Tree Planting

Members of Sheffield Friends of the Earth  gathered on Sunday 19th February to plant 105 new trees in Greenhill Park, Low Edges as part of a national project to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Working with the Woodland Trust and Tim Shortland, Sheffield Council’s community forestry manager, our members planted a variety of trees including hazel, blackthorn, hawthorn, silver birch, rowan, common oak and a royal oak to create a wooded area which will be ideal for attracting wildlife.

Volunteer Maureen Edwards said: “It was a lovely day out and I finally managed to plant an oak tree, which is something I’ve always wanted to do. The trees are next to a batch which were planted 15 years ago, so there will be a nice contrast in growth - and they will be joined by more trees which are to be planted by a local school group next week.”

The Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods Project aims to plant six million new trees and create hundreds of new woodlands during 2012.

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