Scouts lend a hand at planting

Scouts, volunteers and helpers get ready to plant trees at The Spinney in Boxford. Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-150315-083625009
Scouts, volunteers and helpers get ready to plant trees at The Spinney in Boxford. Pic - Richard Marsham ANL-150315-083625009

A group of Scouts from Boxford joined local volunteers to help out at a popular wood at the weekend.

On Saturday, a group of villagers set about planting new saplings at Boxford Spinney, which is used by the Scouts as their local campsite.

Gordon Edgar, from the Spinney management committee, said: “While the site 
already has many trees, they are now ageing and some will need replacing in the near 
future.

“We are planting new varieties of tree to improve the habitat for wildlife and provide screening in some exposed locations.”

The trees, all native broad leaved species, will grow into a flourishing young wood in as little as 10 years.

They have been provided by the Woodland Trust, as part of its tree pack scheme, which is a project whereby trees are supplied free to groups that want to improve their neighbourhood and local environment.