Digging in to help nature blossom at Wombwell

By Michael Upton | 25/02/2014 0 comments

Digging in to help nature blossom at Wombwell

VOLUNTEERS have been helping nature blossom by planting 600 new trees in the Dearne Valley.

The Forestry Commission led a planting project at Wombwell Wood with the help of 20 volunteers from all over the Dearne Valley.

The trees were a mix of oak, silver birch and wild cherry, with 120 of the cherry trees being planted in a group to provide a focal point of blossom in years to come.

The volunteers ranged in ages from ten to 62 and were of varying levels of experience.

Forestry Commission ranger James Fleetwood said: “The new trees will take time to grow but they will benefit the woodland and local community for years to come.”

The Forestry Commission runs a monthly conservation session for volunteers of all ages and abilities at Wombwell Wood on the third Sunday of every month.

There are also weekly sessions on 6 other sites throughout South Yorkshire For more details please contact the ranger of james.fleetwood@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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