Tree planters bid for world record

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

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.

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