Green new year at farm park

SCORES of families are already honouring their New Year's resolution to help protect the planet by planting 50 trees in Suffolk.The event was held at Easton Farm Park yesterday to encourage visitors to the attraction to become greener and saw dozens of children and their families attend.

SCORES of families are already honouring their New Year's resolution to help protect the planet by planting 50 trees in Suffolk.

The event was held at Easton Farm Park yesterday to encourage visitors to the attraction to become greener and saw dozens of children and their families attend.

The first tree was planted shortly after 11am and hot soup was available for all visitors who braved chilly temperatures to make their contribution to the environment.

Fiona Kerr, owner and manager of the park, near Woodbridge, said: “They were all very excited about having their trees here for the long-term and saving the planet.

“People came along with their grandchildren to plant trees. It was a nice day for families to get together and start to think about how they can help the environment in 2007 and beyond.”

Park bosses set aside some land especially for the new trees, which were supplied by Swann's Nurseries in Bromeswell, near Woodbridge.

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Most of the trees were 4ft alders and poplars - to suit the damp conditions along the river - and came with sturdy tree guards and a stake for protection.

Those who booked their tree were given a voucher and turned up on the day to exchange it for a tree and a shovel.

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