Join in West Craven tree plant

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BARNOLDSWICK in Bloom’s volunteer group needs help with a community dig-in to plant hundreds of trees tomorrow.

More than 400 saplings have been donated by the Woodland Trust, which is helping groups around the country to increase areas of native woodland in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The small saplings will form a new hedge along the new access track off Greenberfield Lane to the car park at the back of Barnoldswick Town Football Club.

Anyone wishing to help should meet at 10 a.m. at the car park behind the club. Come armed with warm clothes and wellies, and spades if possible, though equipment will be provided.

Bloom secretary Ken Hartley said: “We hope it will be a fun day when people can join in making something which Barnoldswick residents can enjoy for years to come. At this time of year we know that birds and other wildlife need shelter and the benefits that hedges provide. When it’s grown, it will also be harvestable to make things like jams and jellies, cordials and chutneys.”