Brownies and Guides plant new trees at Mallydams

Two girls planting trees

Two girls planting trees

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MEMBERS from the 13th Hastings Brownie and Guide units recently planted more than 200 tree saplings at RSPCA Mallydams Wood rescue centre.

The trees were donated to the Brownies and Guides by the Woodland Trust whose aim is to create new native woodland with the help of communities, schools, organisations and individuals.

Janice Harmer, division commissoner for Hastings, said: “Mallydams was our obvious choice because like Girlguiding the centre relies on voluntary help and donations, and having taken members of Girlguiding there in the past and seeing the work it does to help protect wildlife and the woodland environment. It was a pleasure to help them out even on such a small scale to help replace some of the woodland that has been lost.” Anna Herrivan, youth engagement officer from RSPCA Mallydams Wood, said: “I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the tremendous tree-planting that the Brownies and Guides undertook recently at RSPCA Mallydams Wood. Our woodland has suffered with tree loss during the recent storms, so planting with so many fruiting and colourful native species will enrich our woodland for wildlife for many years to come.”