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Trust plants hundreds of saplings to benefit canal wildlife

The Trust has planted more than 100 saplings this spring thanks to a donation of trees from the Woodland Trust.

As part of a nationwide initiative, the Woodland Trust has been giving away free tree packs to schools and communities in a scheme to boost wildlife and the environment. It says it has so far donated hundreds of thousands of trees in a bid to help bring the UK closer to  the millions more trees needed to reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target. 

The saplings have been planted near Devil's Hole Lock in Loxwood, Longmeadow in Drungewick and around Drungewick Lock by Canal Maintenance Manager Kevin Baker, areas where trees have been lost to ash dieback or where they will enhance the canal corridor.

Hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, dog rose and rowan are among the native trees that have been provided, chosen to connect woodland and provide beautiful blossom and autumnal displays.



Gill Davies
Thursday, March 11, 2021
  • Trees planted at Devil's Hole Lock will enhance the views from the seating area.
  • The selection of native trees will help increase biodiversity and connect with existing hedging.