Dig in and help plant our trees!

Waingroves Community Woodland Trust is inviting families to help plant its 1,000th new tree this Saturday as part of a community planting scheme.

A new delivery of 250 new trees has been received from Derbyshire County Council’s ‘Free Tree Scheme’, which enables schools and local groups to obtain trees free of charge for planting.

Trust chairman John Stamp said: “Reaching 1,000 trees is a great milestone for us here in Waingroves and a credit to the volunteers of all ages who have helped plant the trees some of which are now quite large.”

The current batch of 250 trees will be planted on the edge of Strelley Wood by local families on Saturday April 6 between 10am and 12noon. The planting will include hawthorn, blackthorn and hazel, all of which provide a rich habitat and food for many birds. Strelley Wood is one part of the 12-acre Waingroves Community Woodland purchased by the community in 2009.