75th Anniversary Tree Planting at Lyme Park
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A fabulous joint venture took place this week at Lyme Park in Cheshire to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Air Training Corps.
Cadets, parents, staff and family guests from 55 (Woodford & Bramhall) Squadron ATC all joined in with the Rangers from Lyme Park to plant over 90 trees as part of the celebration. The trees were provided free by the Woodland Trust who are supporting the Air Cadet Organisations 75th Anniversary project.
Christine Gauton a Civilian Instructor of 55 Sqn said, “We all had a fabulous day, she really enjoyed the work and felt a real sense of satisfaction.”
Lyme, a magnificent part of the National Trust, has its own long term management plan to revert an area of predominantly conifer woodland into mixed broadleaf and conifer. It all started with a conservation talk, health and safety briefs and then a tree-felling demonstration by park Rangers as part of the clearing of Hase Bank Wood, situated within the park. It benefited from the attention of all the volunteers and a section of it is now replanted with oak, rowan, blackthorn and cherry trees.
Claire Disley, the Ranger coordinating the event on behalf of Lyme National Trust, said, “We are really grateful for the support of 55 Sqn and they achieved a lot between them.”