Hundreds of trees planted near Newport, Shropshire

by | Mar 16, 2015 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Volunteers are planting more than 400 trees along a new cycle and footpath in Shropshire.

The 420 saplings, donated by the Woodland Trust, will form a hedge along a 60-metre (200ft) stretch of the disused railway line near Newport.

Organiser Gill Watkins said the saplings, including dogwood and wild cherry, would “provide a little more colour” and were needed by wildlife.

Trees were planted along the other side of the section of path in November.

The 14-mile (22.5km) cycle path linking Newport and Stafford cost about £2m and was completed last year following a 10-year project.