23/03/2023: Breckland Council and National Trust join forces to plant 3000 trees at Oxburgh Hall

Breckland Council has teamed up with the National Trust charity to plant three thousand trees at Oxburgh Hall.

The new partnership brings together Breckland Council's commitment to plant more trees in the district as part of its environment sustainability goals and the National Trust's aim of planting a total of twenty million trees across the country.

The district council is to invest up to £25,000 to support the woodland restoration project, which will see native, broadleaf trees placed on seven acres of land during the autumn-winter 2023 planting season. Oxburgh Hall is between Swaffham and Downham Market.

The scheme will enhance biodiversity and sustainability within the district and be securely fenced-off to prevent predation by the local deer population.

Cllr Helen Crane, Breckland Council's Executive Member for Sustainability, commented: "This is a very exciting and prestigious partnership with the National Trust and is part of our commitment to plant more trees across the district. The 3,000 trees will help form a new forest and bolster biodiversity and sustainability."

Cllr Mike Nairn, Chairman of Breckland Council and ward member for Bedingfeld,commented: "This is great news for Oxburgh and an exciting partnership for Breckland Council.  This a significant woodland restoration project of native, broadleaf trees that will greatly enhance our local biodiversity."

Last updated: 23/03/2023 20:45:58