Residents will be aware that there is encouragement to plant trees to help with the climate emergency and also to support biodiversity and wildlife. On this basis, the Parish Council decided to plant some less-used areas of the Recreation Ground with broadleaved trees. Four hundred saplings were donated by the Woodland Trust and shelters to protect them from deer and rabbits were funded by a grant from SODC and the Parish Council. Volunteers from the Parish came together on two occasions to both plant the trees and erect the biodegradable shelters. Species planted were Field Maple, Silver Birch, English Oak, Grey Willow and Rowan. When established the new woodland will provide a valuable complement to the existing nature area on the Western edge of the Recreation Ground. Some of the tree planters are pictured below.