Walking in Becket's Park will be that much lovelier in the future with the new saplings taking root.
Seven new trees have been added to Becket's Park through a volunteer effort by the Buddies of Beckets. The new trees include two 'Sweet Gums', two Red Oaks, two Fastigate Oaks and a Tulip Tree. Chair of Buddies of Beckets Nick Stephens said: "It was fun to help with the planting of new trees in the park. They all look fantastic and have already added to the overall look of the park." Nick said: "Our thanks to idverde, the park contractors, for supplying seven young trees to Beckets Park." Although the new trees will be watered regularly, members of the public walking through are invited to water the trees as they see fit. The Buddies of Beckets are a volunteer groups that is a voice for the park and aim to promote greater community use. Ben Lloyd for Idverde said: "Over the years gaps have appeared in the tree lined avenues of Beckets Park. Today we are just replacing some of the trees that have been lost." One volunteer said: "After years of neglect it is really encouraging to see new trees being added to the park. It gives everyone involved with the park a great feeling." Last summer some of the trees suffered in the heat so every little bottle of water helps. The trees have been labelled to encourage park users to assist.