That really is tree-mendous

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THE secluded nature of a cancer retreat has been boosted by the arrival of new trees.

Sudbury cancer charity the Eden-Rose Coppice, which offers a woodland sanctuary in Quay Lane for people with terminal illness and children with learning difficulties, was presented with five mature alder trees on Wednesday.

The trees were donated by Suffolk Tree Services and their supplier Barchams after safety work at the three-acre woodland site left the area looking bare.

“When the lorry arrived, I was shocked at the size of the trees – they were fabulous,” said Rob Brooks, the charity’s founder.

“It would take us 10 years to bring on our usual replacement trees to this size and, without the kindness of people like this, our visitors would not enjoy the privacy that makes our cancer retreat what it is.”

The new trees can be seen from Mayors Walk and are being carefully watered by children from Hillside Special School.