Bench and trees great for humans and wildlife

Worcester News: REST EASY AND ENJOY THE VIEW: Friends of Diglis Fields celebrate with their new bench. REST EASY AND ENJOY THE VIEW: Friends of Diglis Fields celebrate with their new bench.

VISITORS to a Worcester park will have eye-catching new trees to look at – and a new vantage point from which to sample them.

New trees and a bench to enjoy them from have been donated to the Friends of Diglis Fields following generous donations from city businesses.

Technology company Postcode Anywhere, which provides address software from a base in Diglis Basin, has contributed an oak bench, which has been installed, while Homebase, in Bath Road, Worcester, donated a cherry tree which was planted near to the bench.

Meanwhile, St Peter’s Garden Centre, Worcester, has donated three native fruit trees, which were planted on the nature reserve to provide food for the wildlife.

The bench and trees will be put in place during a volunteer event organised by Worcester City Council and overseen by the ranger team.

Francis Lankester, chairman of Friends of Diglis Fields, said: “Considerable thanks is due to Postcode Anywhere, St Peter’s Garden Centre and Homebase for their generosity.

“The city council’s ranger team do an excellent job and we are very grateful for their help in installing the new bench.” He said more changes were due for the area, as the results of a consultation, which will see developments at Diglis Field. “It was great to see so many people take part in the consultation about Diglis Field and the Friends will be working closely with the city council.”

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