Sixty tree saplings were planted at Broadwindsor Allotments on Sunday, 13th March 2022 by a very enthusiatic group of 1st Beaminster Beaver Scouts.
The trees were donated to the group by the Woodland Trust as part of the Queen’s Jubilee Green Canopy project, where community groups were invited to plant trees in community spaces across the UK through the Jubilee year, to create a network of individual trees, hedgerows and woodlands in honour of the Queen’s service and the legacy she has built.
This will create a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.
The planting was carried out in conjunction with the Broadwindsor Allotment Group and the Broadwindsor Eco-Group, (many thanks to Sheila and Bill of the BAG for their assistance), and also helps the Beavers complete part of their badge work for earning a Community Impact award.
The Beavers not only learned how to plant a tree correctly, but also why native species (dogwood, dog-rose, hawthorn, crab apple and hazel) are so important to local wildlife.
Some of the Beavers scouts live in Broadwindsor and/or attend Broadwindsor school, so it is lovely that they will be able to see the trees grow over time! 🙂
Even if you haven’t been involved in Scouting before, there is a warm welcome for those wishing to try Scouting for the first time in the 1st Beaminster Scout Group!
Contact: Group Scout Leader, Joy Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org