Digging deep to help village
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.”