Dig­ging deep to help vil­lage

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

VOL­UN­TEERS both young and old joined forces re­cently to plant more than 400 trees in Amer­sham.

Teach­ers and pupils of Stony Dean School, mem­bers of Amer­sham Ro­tary Club, Amer­sham in Bloom vol­un­teers and Amer­sham Town Coun­cil staff joined forces to plant 420 trees to ex­tend St Mary’s Ju­bilee Wood, be­hind Stan­ley Hill Ceme­tery. As part of the Wood­land Trust scheme to en­cour­age schools and com­mu­ni­ties to plant trees, Amer­sham Town Coun­cil suc­cess­fully ap­plied for 420 na­tive trees in­clud­ing oak, birch and rowan, hawthorn and black­thorn.

Com­mu­nity of­fi­cer at Amer­sham Town Coun­cil Steve Catanach said: “This was an­other fan­tas­tic com­mu­nity project en­hanc­ing our won­der­ful town. Over the past four years, we have planted al­most 2,000 trees which will pro­vide a beau­ti­ful lo­cal treasure for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to en­joy.

“Plant­ing trees is one of the eas­i­est and most sus­tain­able ways to pos­i­tively af­fect the en­vi­ron­ment.”

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