Children dig deep for future

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YOUNGSTERS got the chance to create something for future generations in a tree planting event.

Each child from Long Buckby Infant School planted the trees at the village’s newly allocated green space at Cotton End Park. The trees were planted on Thursday last week.

Long Buckby Greenspace’s Committee applied for the free 105 tree pack under its structured tree planting programme. It is hoped they will bring enormous and long-lasting benefit to the village providing homes for wildlife, and enriching the neighbourhood and community.

Headteacher Sarah Dugdale said: “This is a wonderful event for our children, helping them to understand the importance of trees and what they mean to us.”

Long Buckby Greenspace’s vice chairman and infant school governor Nick Hudson said: “Tree planting is a fantastic and fun way for us to do something lasting in our local area. We hope that our trees will attract wildlife and make a real difference to everyone who will see them. It’s incredible to think that in just five years, our trees will be as tall as us.”

The event was supported by parish council and the United Charities Trustees.