Tree planters bid for world record
HOTHFIELD village hall joined the national Tree O’Clock bid to set a world record for the number of trees planted in an hour.
It was part of the National Tree Week and Kent County Council provided 25 plants to go with the 39 home grown plants to go in a gap created by the cutting down of a number of towering leylandii trees that had been blocking out the light at the hall.
Saturday’s record bid was supported by organisations across the country and it will not be known if the record has gone until all the details from the participating groups is collated.
The new plants at Hothfield will improve an existing hedge and provide more colour.
It is hoped that more than 286,000 plants and shrubs were planted in the one hour slot.