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Nature reserve plants 100 trees for jubilee project
1:22pm Saturday 16th March 2013 in News
MORE than one hundred young trees have been planted in a nature reserve as part of an initiative to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.
Members of Maidendale Nature and Fishing Reserve were joined by members of the public to plant the trees and create new spaces for wildlife to thrive.
The trees were donated by the Woodland Trust as part of the Jubilee Woods Project, which has seen thousands of trees planted in woodlands and nature reserves around the UK.
Dave Preston, secretary of the Maidendale Trust, said: “Many of the people who came out to help are those who have started to make more use of the reserve and they are beginning to get more involved in looking after it.
“The trees have been spread out throughout the reserve and it will add extra growth to the reserve. A lot of it was old farm land and marshy areas, so planting trees will provide somewhere for wildlife and will hopefully encourage more birds into the reserve.”
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