More than 1,000 trees planted across Fenland as part of world record-breaking bid

PUBLISHED: 10:20 08 December 2009 | UPDATED: 09:24 02 June 2010

World record tree planting attempt

World record tree planting attempt

FENLAND turned out in force to join in a world record-breaking bid to plant as many trees as possible in one hour. More than 1,000 trees were planted across Fenland for Tree O Clock, a campaign run by BBC Breathing Spaces. All six of Fenland s street prid

World record tree planting attempt

FENLAND turned out in force to join in a world record-breaking bid to plant as many trees as possible in one hour.

More than 1,000 trees were planted across Fenland for Tree O'Clock, a campaign run by BBC Breathing Spaces.

All six of Fenland's street pride teams - in Wisbech, March, Chatteris, Whittlesey, Manea and Parson Drove - played their part and planted about 330 trees in total within an hour on Saturday.

But more than 800 trees were planted by March Wildlife Group and 2nd March Scouts in a field near Chain Bridge in just 40 minutes.

Seven hundred of the trees were paid for using a Woodland Trust grant that was awarded to March Wildlife Group and about 70 were left over from a giveaway at March Library.

A further 40 came from Gault Wood, near March golf course, and 20 came from Focus DIY in March.

Kate Armstrong, environmental project officer for Fenland District Council, said: "I am really impressed with the team effort. There was a lot of hard work from everyone involved.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Wisbech Standard. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Wisbech Standard