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Lichfield group plants trees and wildflowers in Stychbrook Park

Members of a Lichfield group for retired and semi-retired people have planted trees and wildflowers at Stychbrook Park.

The tree planting team at Stychbrook Park

The tree planting team at Stychbrook Park

As part of the Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods project, 15 members of Lichfield U3A (University of the Third Age) planted 105 trees, including oak, hawthorn and birch, as part of a nationwide project to plant six million trees to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The group also took the opportunity to plant wildflowers in the woodland, including a mixture of bluebells, ramsons, lesser celandine and wood anemone.

Jill Gregory, vice chair of Lichfield U3A, said: “We wanted to give something back to future generations and to do a project that grandparents could work with their grandchildren on.

“It was lovely to spend the day working as a team and we’d all like to thank Woodland Trust for the beautiful trees and Lichfield District Council for their support.”

The council gave permission for the trees and wildflowers to be planted at Stychbrook Park, on Curborough Road in Lichfield, and sent two rangers along with gardening tools to help with the planting.

Councillor Val Richards added: “It’s important for people of all ages to get involved with their local green spaces, and this project was a great way for people across the generations to do valuable work.

“We were pleased to help and are looking forward to seeing all the trees and flowers in bloom in the spring.”

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