Over 5,000 trees to be planted for WW1 heroes

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More than 5,500 trees will be planted across South Yorkshire to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Tree planting events will take place all over the region as part of a project by the Woodland Trust to mark the WW1 centenary.

A total of 5.520 saplings have been delivered to schools and community groups across South Yorkshire that will be planted as part of local events organised to thank those affected by the conflict.

John Tucker, the Woodland Trust’s Woodland Creation Director, said: “It is wonderful to hear about the tree planting events and the touching stories about the war heroes they’re set to give thanks to. Whether planted for a family member, former pupil or well-loved community member, each tree will represent a special individual or group of people.”