Girl Guides go green

W'foss Guides tree planting
W'foss Guides tree planting

A GUIDE group is gearing up for the The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by transforming an area of land in Wilberfoss for all the community to enjoy.

The 1st Wilberfoss Guides are planting free trees from the Woodland Trust to create an oasis of greenery on amenity land off Storking Lane in the village.

They received a free 105 tree pack, in the wildlife theme, to benefit the local 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.

Guide leader Janet Olsen said: “Tree planting is a fantastic and fun way for us to do something lasting in our local area.

“We hope our trees will attract wildlife and make a real difference to everyone who will see them.

“It’s a great thing for the girls to be involved with and they will have pleasure in watching the trees grow.”

Victoria Hodson from the Woodland Trust added: “We are delighted that Wilberfoss Guides are using our free tree scheme to plant more trees in Wilberfoss.

“Next year, 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.”

The Trust’s Jubilee Woods project aims to plant 6 million trees by the end of 2012.

Communities can take part by applying for a free pack at

Applications for February packs close on Wednesday 7 December.