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Make a difference: plant a tree or two, or three...
Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) is offering volunteers the chance to make a difference to their local environment by rolling up their sleeves and taking part in tree planting events at the beautiful Norbury Park (which it manages on behalf of SCC), near Leatherhead.
A whopping 2,200 deciduous native trees (including ash, cherry and field maple), purchased with local donations and a grant from the Forestry Commission, are ready to be planted in an area of woodland called the 'Scrubs’. The new trees will replace harvested softwoods and create a much more valuable habitat, especially for woodland birds, small mammals and insects, as well as enhancing the area for visitors.
Local residents and members of the public are invited to help plant the trees, with expert guidance and advice from SWT rangers, at organised events with morning and afternoon sessions running from 10am - 12 noon and 1pm - 3pm on Sunday 15th Jan and Sunday 22nd Jan. Tea and coffee will be provided but volunteers are kindly asked to bring a spade if they have one (a limited number will be on offer), meet at Fetcham Car Park in Norbury Park and follow sign posts to the work site (a 15 minute walk).
SWT area countryside manger, Graham Manning, says: “This is a great opportunity for everyone who has visited or walks regularly on Norbury Park to invest a small amount of time to improve the woodland, for the enjoyment of future generations and to provide vital habitat for wildlife.”
For more information please contact SWT area countryside manger, Graham Manning, on tel. 07968 832508 or email email@example.com
|Date published:||Monday 09 January 2012|