Avon Heath shrub clearers get free Christmas trees

More than 100 volunteers are getting a free Christmas tree for helping to clear a Dorset park of invasive trees.

They are being asked to clear an excess of Scots pines growing in Avon Heath Country Park near Ringwood.

As a reward they get to choose one of the trees to take home as their own Christmas tree, free of charge.

Assistant ranger Marco Marsango said: "If you come out here to do a bit of conservation work it helps us cut the trees down and promotes the wildlife."

He said Sunday's one-day event had been very popular and was fully booked.

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