FORDINGBRIDGE Greener Living has kick-started its tree planting project.

The group along with representatives from The Burgate School, Fordingbridge Junior School and Western Downland joined Forestry England on February 28 to learn how to plant native trees in the inclosure at South Bentley.

A spokesperson for the group said: “Thank you to Michael Pittock and the team from Forestry England for allowing us this unique experience. We all learnt new skills and really enjoyed doing something together as a community. It’s particularly important that the next generation feel engaged and involved in taking practical steps to combat climate change.

“Fordingbridge Greener Living now has a tree planting group and we are going to be spending this year looking at locations for tree planting. From November we will begin our tree planting programme; with a focus of making sure we choose the right trees for the right locations, picking the right species and areas where trees can make a positive difference.

“If you have a garden or a piece of land that you would like to plant one or more trees in please get in touch at Alternatively you can contact us on 01425 655709.