It’a right tree for all!

PUBLISHED: 16:42 15 November 2007 | UPDATED: 15:19 12 May 2010

Planting work is well under way

Planting work is well under way

YOUNGSTERS have been getting their hands mucky to help re-forest the countryside. Orwell Scouts teamed up with the Woodland Trust to plant 2,000 trees at Church Farm, Great Eversden at the weekend. Chris Ward from Cambridgeshire Scouts said: This is a ve

YOUNGSTERS have been getting their hands mucky to help re-forest the countryside.

Orwell Scouts teamed up with the Woodland Trust to plant 2,000 trees at Church Farm, Great Eversden at the weekend.

Chris Ward from Cambridgeshire Scouts said: "This is a very popular project with young people and clearly demonstrates how much they all care about their environment."

The Scouts planted native broadleaved trees on the 8.4 acre site as part of the Woodland Trust's Tree For All Campaign, which aims to involve one million children in planting 12 million trees.

The partnership between the organisations was formed as part of the Scouts' centenary celebrations and provides the youngsters with the opportunity to learn about woodland ­conservation.

Andy Beer of the Woodland Trust said: "We see joining forces with the Scout Association as a great opportunity to get involved with a UK-wide organisation to help us reach out to more young people.

"With the help of The Scout Association we aim to plant at least 100 centenary groves - these will be new areas of native woodland, each made up of thousands of trees.

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