Volunteers from Bonds Meadow Community Association have turned out to plant almost 500 trees in a popular ‘wildlife haven’.
The initiative has been conducted through the Woodlands Trust, with trees being planted across four separate woods. Each species have been planted to provide appropriate habitats, colours and fruit to the mammals and birds inhabiting the conservation area.
The seven acres of woodland, meadows and ponds which make up this area of land are managed by 16 volunteers, who make up every Tuesday morning at Dixon Drive and Hall Road in Oulton.
Project manager Peter Aldous said: “We had a very good turnout, and worked for almost four hours to plant a working wood, a colour wood, a wildlife wood, and a fruit wood. Trees planted included silver birch, rowan, wild cherry, oak, maple, willow, hawthorn, hazel, dogwood, blackthorn, crab apple and dog rose. Future generations will hopefully benefit from our efforts today”.