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Donation paves the way for 1,000 new trees in Lichfield’s Beacon Park

More than 1,000 new trees are being planted in Lichfield’s Beacon Park.

Oak, birch and sweet chestnut will help with the landscaping around the golf course.

Local residents are being invited to join the planting efforts at an event on April 4.

Councillor Val Richards said: “Planting hundreds of small trees is a big job and we’re hoping lots of people will join our park rangers on the day.

“Trees are hugely important to the park as they will make the golf course even more attractive over the years. They will also boost the park’s wildlife and are great for the environment.”

The trees have been purchased after a £1,500 donation from supermarket chain Waitrose.

The tree planting event is running at Beacon Park’s golf course between 10am and 3pm. It is free and open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

“There will be a number of small spades available, but we’re asking everyone to bring along their own spade to make sure they can help plant the small trees on the day,” added Cllr Richards.

For more information email robert.taylor@lichfielddc.gov.uk or call 01543 308846.

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