Tree Planting at Ickleford Burial Ground

As part of a national programme to increase the number of trees on public land, 50 new trees were planted at Ickleford Burial Ground last weekend.  The trees were gifted to Ickleford from The Woodland Trust and include oak, maple, crab apple, hornbeam and wild cherry which were planted sympathetically within the site.

The trees were planted by the Trustees of the Burial Ground, assisted by Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami who is supporting the initiative in parishes within the constituency.

It is hoped the trees will take root quickly and over time will enhance the wildflower meadow and provide shade for relatives and friends visiting the beautiful resting place for years to come.