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Hundreds of trees planted near Newport, Shropshire

Volunteers in 2014 Image copyright Gill Watkins
Image caption Volunteers of all ages took part in last year's event

Volunteers are planting more than 400 trees along a new cycle and footpath in Shropshire.

The 420 saplings, donated by the Woodland Trust, will form a hedge along a 60-metre (200ft) stretch of the disused railway line near Newport.

Organiser Gill Watkins said the saplings, including dogwood and wild cherry, would "provide a little more colour" and were needed by wildlife.

Trees were planted along the other side of the section of path in November.

The 14-mile (22.5km) cycle path linking Newport and Stafford cost about £2m and was completed last year following a 10-year project.

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