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Methwold Hythe

AN EYE ON NATURE: Children from Methwold Primary School help plant trees as part of a

Woodland Trust project in Methwold Hythe.                      Pictures: SONYA DUNCAN

Budding young nature lovers gathered in a corner of rural westNorfolk to plant more than 100 trees.

A combination of hazel, wild rose and crab apples were planted by16 year six children from Methwold Primary School as part of a project by a local landowner.

Phil Ashman, who is in the middle of creating a children’snature and wildlife area, invited the children to plant the trees which were donated as part a jubilee project by the National Trust. Mr Ashman, whose land off Severalls Road in Methwold Hythe was the location of the planting, said: “The aim of it all was to create an environmental area for the school children so we had somewhere to educate them about the environment. “It’s our land and it was very wet so we thought we’d put something back and educate at the same time. The kids at school don’t seem to know about the environment or nature so we thought we’d do something. “They had a whale of a time. It was a lovely day.” The trees are expected to grow to around six-feet high within five years.

Pictures: Phill Barnes

July 2012 & Nature Takes It’s Course. Things are developing nicely!



Methwold Hythe


Methwold Community Action Group


Methwold Primary School (Duchy of Lancaster )

We are planting 105 free trees from the Woodland Trust in the Wildlife theme to enjoy the wide range of benefits trees bring to our community and wildlife.

Over 1,000 registrations were received for community packs this autumn and as a result, more than 200,000 free trees will be planted. Tree packs are being provided in partnership with Ibuyeco, one of the UK’s leading eco insurance providers who have worked with the trust for over two years and have generously raised £300,000 for the charity so far.

We and the School agree that tree planting is a fantastic and fun way for us to do something lasting in our local area. We hope the trees will help to attract wildlife and help to educate our children about the fantastic environment in which we live.

It’s incredible to think that in just 5 years, our trees will be as tall as us.

Hundreds of communities across the UK will celebrate with a tree planting event, more are encouraged to follow this example by registering for a free tree pack for spring or autumn 2012 for their local area, as part of the Trust’s Jubilee Woods Project.

Victoria Hodson from the Woodland Trust : “ We are delighted Lindacres are using our free tree scheme to plant more trees in Methwold Hythe, communities are transforming their neighbourhoods, growing their own fruits and food, creating shade and shelter, and providing new homes for wildlife. We are offering more free trees as part of our Jubilee Woods Project to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, and would love more communities to get involved.”

Phil & Linda Ashman

Budding young nature lovers plant trees for the future

Jan 2013 The Local Wildlife gives the stamp of approval

Lindacres is the project and brainchild of husband and wife team Linda and Phill Ashman. A piece of their own Fenland set aside for Children, School Party and Locals to enjoy the wonders of nature. After many years in the planning and a lot of hard work by this dedicated couple and many helpers the project continues to develop into something really special for today’s and future generations.

Follow the developments as we add new photos and reports in chronological order:

May 2013 Wild Flowers at Lindacres

July 2013 Another year on and The Nature Trail is maturing with a hand or two

The Local Cubs make a visit to Lindacres

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