Tree planting for Diamond Jubilee walk at Newent lake

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Tree planting for Diamond Jubilee walk at Newent lake

9 March 2013
tree planting at newent lake

Wet but fun, 1st Newent doing ‘their bit’ to improve the community
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Four Beavers, one Cub, one Scout plus two Leaders and several Exec. members & parents, met on a drizzly Saturday morning to join Barry Wellington and his team from Newent, to plant tree saplings to form a Diamond Jubilee Walk near Newent Lake. These included 60 assorted Silver Birches, Rowans & Cherry trees donated by the Woodland Trust to the Forest of Dean District Scouts and to us by application, along with another 40 Oak trees.

We soon got a good production line going, and to our surprise it didn’t take much more than an hour to complete. The rain even managed to hold off and we all had fun getting suitably muddy, with a great sense of achievement as we surveyed the results! Many thanks to all who came along at quite short notice to lend a hand.

It will be satisfying to watch the development of the site as the trees grow and need thinning out, knowing that we’ve started something that will make a difference and last for many years to come. Have a look as you drive past on the by-pass or – when it becomes less muddy! – take a walk round to see how it’s growing.