Volunteers tame weeds to help new trees flourish at Hillmorton park - The Rugby Observer

Volunteers tame weeds to help new trees flourish at Hillmorton park

VOLUNTEERS got together to tame weeds and help new trees grow at a Hillmorton park.

Friends of East Rugby Group (FERG) joined forces with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Rotary Rugby Dunsmore (RRD), Coun Kathryn Lawrence and Rugby Borough Council staff at Featherbed Lane recreation ground, where hundreds of saplings were planted earlier this year thanks to a grant from the Woodland Trust.

Weeds surrounding the saplings had grown rapidly over the summer and needed pruning.

FERG secretary Audrey Rooney-Ellis said: “It was a great joint effort by everyone involved – both in the original planting of the trees and the tidy up session, creating a lovely growing environment for the wildlife.

“Well done to everyone who takes an interest in improving our local area.”

RRD president Tony Mennell said: “One of the aims for Rotary this year is to plant trees, so the members of Rotary Rugby Dunsmore are delighted to be able to achieve our aim by helping with this project.”


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