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New trees mark Diss woodland anniversary

PUBLISHED: 09:38 19 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:19 12 July 2010

Diss Community Woodland Project is celebrating the first anniversary of its ownership of Quaker Wood by planting 500 trees and shrubs.

The volunteer-led group bought the 5.

Diss Community Woodland Project is celebrating the first anniversary of its ownership of Quaker Wood by planting 500 trees and shrubs.

The volunteer-led group bought the 5.46 acre site at Factory Lane, Roydon, last autumn in order to plant and maintain it as woodland.

The anniversary coincides with the Tree Council's National Tree Week, which runs from November 25 to December 6, and an extensive planting program is planned.

National Tree Week was founded in 1973 and since then the Queen, Queen Mother, and every Prime Minister have participated by planting trees at various locations around the country.

Some 500 young trees and shrubs will be planted at Quaker Wood over the course of the week, including some grown from seed by children at Diss Church Junior School.

Children will help plant some of these on Thursday November 26 but the main planting day will be held on December 5, when all volunteers are welcome.

Those wishing to help on the day should meet at Quaker Wood on Factory Lane from 9.30am.

It is recommended that volunteers phone Richard Pither on 01379 652825 prior to the day to be allocated work.

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