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Tree Planting

By John Pittwood - Posted on 22 January 2018

~~Kingsford Lane Country Park is soon to have more than 300 additional ash, beech and spruce trees as part of a worldwide scheme by the Rotary movement to plant more than 1.2 million trees across the Continents – one for each member of the organisation.

Although the Rotary Club of Kinver has a membership of 45 the club has agreed with the National Trust to plant 300 of the broadleaved species as part of the Trust’s Woodland Trust initiative.

The original idea from Rotary International’s current president was designed to increase worldwide recognition of the movement while, at the same time, making a significant contribution to the green environment of the planet.

The club has gained the support of Brindley Heath Junior School in Kinver and is currently compiling a planting scheme which will involve National Trust volunteers who will demonstrate  planting techniques to the pupils. South Staffs M.P. Gavin Williamson has expressed his support for the project and expects to pick up a spade at one of the planting days.

The cost of the trees has been taken from the funds put aside for a worthy cause following a charity garden party at the home of a friend of the Kinver club in 2016.

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