James Cartlidge MP has planted an oak tree in Boxford to highlight the importance of conservation work in South Suffolk. The tree is on land owned by the Woodland Trust, who manage nearby Primrose Wood on the upper side of the River Box.
Mr Cartlidge said: “I was pleased to meet with the Woodland Trust in Boxford and hear about the important conservation measures they are carrying out in the Box valley. The Woodland Trust will be protecting and nurturing an area of countryside that is either woodland or will be in future, next to new development on greenfield land.
“The work of the trust therefore acts to ameliorate some of the impact of new housing comes in a rural setting. There should be new paths to the valley for local people to enjoy and I’m sure over the years ahead the oak tree will grow amid a flourishing and newly wooded bank of the Box, to the benefit of the whole community.”