Fruit tree planting planned for King’s Lynn park

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Families are being invited to roll up their sleeves to help plant fruit trees at the newly-cleared Kettlewell Lane park in Lynn.

West Norfolk Council, working with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, has organised the event to encourage families to go along and learn about tree planting and sowing wildflower seeds as well as having the opportunity to find out more about the ancient craft of ‘pollarding’ willow trees.

David Pope, cabinet member for ICT, Leisure and Public Space, said: “Thanks to the brilliant efforts of so many local people, the hard work of clearing the site of brambles is done.

“Now it’s time to get involved in the fun part by helping to plant trees and sow seeds which will bring a welcome splash of colour this summer. It’s a great way for families to get involved in brightening up this area and to contribute to the town’s ‘in bloom’ efforts.”

A free buffet-style lunch will be provided at the end of each session for families registering in advance to help out.

The tree planting sessions are on Sundays January 11, February 15, and March 22, 10.30am-1pm.

Meet at the end of Kettlewell Lane, off the A148 Gaywood Road, opposite the Hob in the Well pub; tools and equipment are provided. To register email or call 01553 782079.