Charity tree planting to create Wilstead woodland

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The Forest of Marston Vale charity is holding its annual public tree planting event this Sunday as they create a new community woodland in Wilstead.

The free tree-planting takes place on Sunday 10 February at Duck End Lane, Wilstead and is suitable for all ages and abilities and is open to the public from 11am – 3pm.*

Since the 1990s, the charity has planted over 1.5 million trees and created 11 community woodlands with the aim of turning the 61 square miles of the Marston Vale into a thriving forest landscape.

Creating the Forest of Marston Vale in an ongoing project, and the Charity has a bold vision to plant another 5 million trees and are asking for the public’s help to acheive this ambitious target.

“Planting trees and helping to create a new woodland is a wonderful experience and every year we’re delighted that hundreds of people come and join in”, says community engagement officer, Jo Roberts. “We welcome everyone on the day, young and old. People just need to come along wrapped up warm, with suitable footwear, and with our team of trusty volunteers we’ll show you how to plant a tree.”

Further details on the Forest of Marston Vale’s tree planting event is available on the charity’s website marstonvale.org or by calling 01234 767037.

*Those local to the planting site, which is on Duck End Lane, can make their way on foot, and for everyone else the charity are providing a free shuttle bus service, which will be running from the Forest Centre in Marston Moretaine. There is no parking available at the site, so please do not drive.