Treetastic Fun at Heartwood Forest

On Sunday 22nd November members of the group's Beaver colonies and Cub packs

joined by their parents took part in this year’s tree planting event at Heartwood Forest,

Sandridge.

Within the hour and a half of attending the event alongside other members of the public they

helped plant 700 trees and brushes including Dogwood, Grey Willow, and Hawthorn forcing

the organisers with the most pleasant problem of having to restock through to running out.

The public tree planting day organised by the Woodland Trust is to gain the support of the

local community and have them be a part of creating the largest new forest of native trees

in the country. Various native trees have and will be planted over the course of the years

including the rare Lime trees boasting heart shaped leaves which contributed to the forest

being named ‘Heartwood’.

The group leaders attending said that this public planting day is a great opportunity for our

Beavers and Cubs to come together and to be a part of creating something that is so unique

and beneficial for our community and the environment. We are so very proud of all who

donned their woolly hats, wellies carrying spades in hand to take part. It was a true pleasure

to see how our members went about the planting with such fun and enthusiasm and would

strongly recommend other groups or family to take part.

If you wish to find out more and get involved go to http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved.

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