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Tree-mendous effort

From left to right – Diane Collins, Kath Moss (heritage parks manager), Cllr Iain McCracken (executive member for culture, corporate services and public protection), John Morris (heritage parks gardener) and Gillian Martin.

People rolled up their sleeves last Wednesday to plant five oak and beech trees at South Hill Park.

The trees were planted by Bracknell Forest Council's Heritage Parks Team, Cllr Iain McCracken and the Bracknell Forest Veteran Tree Survey group, in woods on the south side of the park.

The new additions, which come after this winter's essential tree maintenance programme, will help to improve and preserve the long term structure of the woodland and enhance the park’s biodiversity.

English Oak and the European Beech are much loved British native trees that provide a home for hundreds of species of insect and supply many animals with an important food source.

Cllr Iain McCracken, executive member for culture, corporate services and public protection, said:

Trees are an important resource in the borough, which we aim to protect and enhance, working with organisations and volunteers.

These trees are a great new addition to our Green Flag awarded park and can be enjoyed by present and future generation of park users.