Woods Trust is planting for future generations


FOLLOWING a successful annual general meeting, the Boston Woods Trust is reminding people of an upcoming event

At the meeting the trust’s photography competition winners were announced and members were reminded of the plans to plant 3,000 trees in three hours at Jenny’s Wood.

The event will take place from 9.30am-1pm, on Sunday, November 27, and anyone who would like to help is invited to pop along.

Jenny’s Wood is part of the Sir Joseph Banks Park, in West End Road, Wyberton, which has just had its new car park finished.

Members of The Boston Woods Trust will be there to give advice.

The tree whips, canes and tree protectors will all be provided.

Trust members advise wearing sturdy shoes and taking a spade along if possible.

The woods trust members are also appealing for help in other ways.

Trustee Claire Elwood said: “It is likely that there may be some more land available to extend the park.

“Unfortunately although we can apply for grants for trees, paths, benches etc there are no grants for buying land and we rely on generous individuals and businesses.”

Founded in 2001, The Boston Woods Trust plans to create accessible walks along seven miles of woodland, wildflower meadows and ponds in a roughly crescent-shaped corridor to the west of the town.

Also planned is an arboretum and country park of specimen trees dedicated to the Lincolnshire botanist Sir Joseph Banks.

To help contact info@bostonwoods.co.uk or call 01205 365949.

l For information about the trust visit: www.bostonwoods.co.uk.