Digging deep at wood

Boston Woods volunteers planting 3,000 oak trees in three hours at Jenny's Wood off West End Road, Wyberton.'L-R Boston Standard editor Stephen Stray, Alister Godwin, Martyn Hammond.
Boston Woods volunteers planting 3,000 oak trees in three hours at Jenny's Wood off West End Road, Wyberton.'L-R Boston Standard editor Stephen Stray, Alister Godwin, Martyn Hammond.

AN ARMY of volunteers braved the wind and rain to help finish off a large scale tree planting project.

The Boston Woods Trust event saw members of the community young and old join forces for a mass planting event at Jenny’s Wood off West End Road in Wyberton.

The day, on Sunday, November 27, attracted the support of MP Mark Simmonds and Standard editor Stephen Stray, among about 200 volunteers.

Previously pupils from Staniland School and Boston West School’s Eco Club joined forces with the trust to plant hazel, hawthorn, oak and hornbeam trees in two 500-tree copses at the Sir Joseph Banks Park.

Jenny’s Wood is a 27-acre extension to the existing park, which is free for the public to access.

This year the woods trust has planted more than 3,000 trees and shrubs.

For membership details and more information visit www.bostonwoods.co.uk or phone Adrian on 01205 365949 or Richard on 01205 368351.