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New trees planted in Sedgeford

Picture of the Sedgeford tree planting volunteers with Cllr Kunes.

Published: Thursday, 3rd March 2022

Volunteers planted more than 400 trees in under two hours in Sedgeford recently.

On Tuesday, 1 March 2022, Sedgeford Parish Council organised the planting of whips provided by the borough council on green space in Jarvie Close.

Cllr Paul Kunes, Cabinet member for Environment, explains: “It’s wonderful to see over 20 volunteers from the village planting a mixture of hawthorn, field maple and hornbeam trees. The Parish council have agreed to look after the trees until they are established.

“This is part of our tree planting programme, we’re hoping this year to plant over 6500 trees throughout the borough. They will all be native species and will help towards being net carbon zero by 2030.”

Roger Quick, Clerk at Sedgeford Parish Council, added: “The borough council have kindly donated the trees, arranged for the posts to be put in, our part is to plant the trees and maintain them as we go forward.

“I’m pleased to see the excellent turnout from the village. These trees will help with the carbon footprint of the village as well as in the borough and am also delighted to be doing this in the Platinum Jubilee year.”

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