Residents dig the new trees

A TREE-mendous effort has been made to revitalise a park in Hitchin. Residents living around The Green in Oughtonhead Way were desperate for more trees to decorate their open space. They grouped together to raise £240 towards the cost of planting five new

A TREE-mendous effort has been made to revitalise a park in Hitchin.

Residents living around The Green in Oughtonhead Way were desperate for more trees to decorate their open space.

They grouped together to raise £240 towards the cost of planting five new trees.

A contribution was also made by the district council and on Friday residents met with the council's tree officer, Mick LaRoche, to see how the trees were getting on.


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The money bought three ornamental crabs, a pyramidical hornbeam and a tulip tree which have replaced dead and diseased trees on the green.

Mr LaRoche thanked the residents on behalf of the council "for this most generous gesture".

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