Community plants remembrance wood

Thirty members of the local community made short work of planting 420 trees in glorious weather on Sunday morning. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES''No use without payment.
Thirty members of the local community made short work of planting 420 trees in glorious weather on Sunday morning. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES''No use without payment.

Thirty members of the local community made short work of planting 420 trees in glorious weather at Glen Lethnot on Sunday morning.

The Woodland Trust supplied the trees with landowner Jamie Adamson giving use of an acre plot of land by Navar Church for a Remembrance Wood in memory of the 40 local men who served in the First World War, 11 of whom lost their lives.

Lethnot Hall Community Group decided this would be a suitable and sensitive way to remember local people who served in that war. The group paid for the fencing which will protect the trees.

The Lethnot community, friends and families have helped raise these funds over the years and they have enabled the provision and protection of this community woodland.

It is hoped everyone will enjoy the wood for many years and it is seen as an ongoing project. Young and old can use it for recreation as well as learning about the trees, habitat, wildlife and remembrance.

Pupils of Lethnot Primary School expressed themselves keen to get involved and to help with the planting.