Young and old come out to plant village trees

Pre-pic (Jubilee wood - tree planting): ''Pictured: Joe Stamper (Estate Manager) and Mick Hawes (Chairman of the Parish Council).
Pre-pic (Jubilee wood - tree planting): ''Pictured: Joe Stamper (Estate Manager) and Mick Hawes (Chairman of the Parish Council).

MORE than 100 trees were planted in Eydon as part of a Jubilee Wood project this month.

Over 50 members of the village came along to the grounds of 
Eydon Hall on Saturday November 17 where oak, cherry and silver birch trees will be planted to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Project organiser, Mick Hawes, said: “Eydon’s oldest resident Maisie Hollington, 99, planted an oak grown from an acorn on one of the royal estates.

“Three-week-old William Barnes, the village’s youngest resident, was not quite up to planting his own tree so his big sister Beatrice did it for him.”

He added: “At the kind permission of the owners of Eydon Hall, Mr and Mrs Stamper, we planted the trees as a nice way of celebrating the jubilee this year.”

The trees were just some of the those donated by the woodland trust who aims to plant six million trees across the UK for the project.