What a tree-mendous effort

Members of the Beadnell Jubilee Woodgand Garden Group plant the first of the trees in The Bull Ring in the village.

Members of the Beadnell Jubilee Woodgand Garden Group plant the first of the trees in The Bull Ring in the village.

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A NORTH Northumberland coastal community has pulled together to plant a Jubilee woodland area.

Seven trees – a mixture of Austrian pines and Swedish whitebeams – were planted on the Bull Ring in Beadnell, opposite the Sea Breeze shop, to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Joan Brown, a member of the Beadnell Jubilee Woodland Garden Group, said it was ‘a beautiful evening’.

The idea developed after the parish council was asked about the village having a Christmas tree and lights, and it was decided that some trees should be planted in the village.

The trees are already of a fair size, with the Whitebeams about seven-feet-tall, and a digger had to be used to dig the holes before everyone got involved to fill in the holes and water them.

The parish council paid for the trees upfront, but the community is going to raise funds to pay for them.

An event in February raised £200 and a car boot sale is taking place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7. Further events are planned for August and November.

Mrs Brown said: “If we raise more money, we can do something else with it.

“We would like to put wildflowers in around the trees.

“There’s a lot of interest in the village and a lot of people in the village volunteering to help, a lot of the younger people as well which we are delighted about.”