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Plymouth partnership planting 11,000 trees

Eleven-thousand trees are being planted across Plymouth by a local partnership.

The Plymouth Tree Partnership is planting the new trees in streets, parks and public areas.

The group said it had secured £48,000 for the project, and its work included replacing trees that were lost to Dutch elm disease 30 years ago.

It added that its major work planned for 2012 was to plant trees to provide shelter around areas of mown grass and at woodland edges.

Over the next three winters, the emphasis would move to parks and streets, it said.

New trees would be looked after by local people volunteering as tree wardens until they were growing strongly and the work is best carried out by local people volunteering as tree wardens.

The city council is also involved with the project.

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