Planting Trees For The Jubilee

Planting Trees For The Jubilee

Kendal Rotary and 1st Kendal Scouts joined forces with Bendrigg Trust to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a day of tree planting. The project was funded by Kendal Rotary with a matching grant from Rotary International and has been recognised by the Queen’s Green Canopy Scheme.


Twelve specimen trees were planted by the Rotarians and Scouts, plus over 300 bareroot saplings that will form a new hedge on the boundary of the Bendrigg Trust estate.

During the 2021 Storm Arwen, Bendrigg suffered a devastating loss to their woodland with around 50 well established trees lost and the Trusts woodland path needing a significant amount of work to make it safe again.

Storm Arwen Damage To Woodland


Bendrigg Trusts Facilities Manager, Jonny Wolfendale said “It was fantastic to welcome the Scouts and Rotarians up to Bendrigg for the day. They have really made a difference to the site with the work they have undertaken. It was great to see people of all ages coming together for such a great cause. We are incredibly grateful for their support”

Rotarian Tim Keegan said “The Rotary core aims are around supporting the community, youth involvement and environmental issues, so this project really was a fantastic way to work towards all of these aims. It was an excellent morning which saw the Scouts working with Rotarians to plant, stake and protect the trees which they hope will grow well once the warmer weather arrives and form a great environment for the wildlife in the area to thrive. We have a long association with Bendrigg Trust and want to continue supporting their amazing work.”

A plaque to recognise the project has been erected in the grounds at Bendrigg Trust.


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