South Wootton in Bloom officials planted 60 tree whips last month despite the cold – but it was at least dry!
Thirty beech and a mixture of native species were planted near the Parish Office in South Wootton, the trees having been donated by DEFRA as part of the nationwide Big Tree Plant.
Two members of the public turn up to help six committee members plant the trees in about two hours. The trees will act as a wind break for an area planned as a cemetery extension and will encourage wild life. It is an exciting project for South Wootton in Bloom who, together with the parish handyman, will maintain the trees.
SWiB also recently planted additional ornamental Blackthorn trees in St Mary’s churchyard to replace eight that died. These were provided by South Wootton Parish Council further enhancing the village and continuing SWiB volunteers dedication to making South Wootton a prettier place to live. The efforts of the group were rewarded in July by being awarded a gold medal for the first time. This was a significant award as South Wootton is judged by Anglia in Bloom as a small town.
SWiB welcomes any offers of physical help, relies on fundraising efforts and small donations to continue its work.