Tree planting event success
1st March 2012
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First week of tree planting a huge success!

More than 35 volunteers enjoyed a sunny day at Chasewater Country Park on Saturday 25 February 2012, when they helped Lichfield District Council’s Chasewater park rangers, countryside team, and the Countryside & Parks Conservation Group to replant around 100 trees.


The group of all ages got stuck in to the day's conservation work, moving young silver birch and oak trees from Anglesey Basin, where they were damaging rare heathland plants, and replanting them round a nearby pond.


Ellen Williams, Chasewater Country Park Ranger, said: “The weather was perfect, and we had a good day in the fresh air. We moved all the trees, which are settling in well to their new location in the country park. I’d like to say a big thank you to all our volunteers for all their hard work.”


In celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, everyone who took part in the event got a certificate and name tag for a tree that they helped to replant.


If you are interested in taking part in future conservation work across Lichfield District, contact the district council’s countryside team on 01543 308183 or email


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