Volunteers plant thousands of trees on Ashton Playing Fields


Volunteers have planted thousands of trees on the borders of Ashton Playing Fields.

“Throughout November, nearly 8,000 trees were planted by corporate volunteers and a community payback scheme with the Ministry of Justice. A further 4,300 whips were planted by hundreds of local residents on a public planting day in December. The trees will grow to support wildlife and help block noise and pollution from the M11,” said a spokesperson for UK charity Trees for Cities, which organised the event in partnership with Vision RCL.