Cubs and Scouts from the 1st Acton and Waldingfield pack spent their sunny Sunday morning on Sudbury’s water meadows, helping out ranger Adrian Walters with his woodland management.
The children started off by planting 80 hawthorn and hazel trees, kindly donated by the Woodland Trust to create a new hedge.
The youngsters then got a turn with the saws to chop-up fallen willow trees before putting up bird boxes they had made in the winter.
All the activities counted towards the children’s naturalist and world conservation badges.
Cub leader Cliff Dark said: “The children learn more about the environment and the water meadows.
“They get a better understanding of environmental and local issues.”
Mr Dark said it was a fantastic day for both adults and children.
“It was really good weather, lovely and warm – very spring like,” he said.
“The children always enjoy that kind of thing – being out in the countryside with saws and shovels.”