Birds to benefit from thousands of trees at Northumberland reserve

The new trees at Hauxley. Picture by Alex Lister
The new trees at Hauxley. Picture by Alex Lister

Volunteers at a north Northumberland nature reserve have been making the most of the wonderful sunny weather by planting thousands of trees.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s volunteers have planted 6,500 hedging trees at its Hauxley nature reserve as part of its Dynamic Druridge project.

Situated next to the recently-purchased new piece of land, the new trees are just the start of what promises to be a very exciting 12 months for the wildlife charity. They will eventually screen the area off from the new circular walk to ensure that the wonderful array of birds visiting the site aren’t startled by walkers.

Covering some 700 metres, the trees took the volunteers six days to plant. Alex Lister, Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Druridge Bay manager said: “I cannot thank my faithful army of volunteers enough for their tireless work on the reserve; without them, my job would be a lot more difficult.”

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