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TREES will be planted to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.

The Woodland Trust has donated native year-round trees to the Purbrook and Widley Area Residents’ Association.

The organisation is inviting residents to join it on Sunday morning to plant them around the Privett Road, The Thicket and Widley Gardens area.

All the trees are native with a year-round colour theme provided by hawthorn, hazel, silver birch, rowan, wild cherry and dogwood and include a royal oak sapling grown from an acorn gathered from Royal Estates.

It is part of the Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods Project which is marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by planting six million trees across the country, with the aim of one million trees being planted in November 2012.

Anyone who would like to take part should meet at the junction of Widley Gardens and Privett Road at 9.30 am.

The young saplings are easy to plant and all equipment will be provided.

Please wear warm clothes, a pair of boots or wellies and take along a warm a drink.

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