Hundreds of new trees for Gloucester

Around 2,800 trees are to be planted in Gloucester over the next four years to help the bee population.

The planting of poplar and conifer trees will eventually provide a rich forage for bees throughout the year.

Local groups and schools are being asked to suggest locations and join in planting the trees.

Councillor Steve Morgan says the scheme will "not only aid the bee population but will be enjoyed by other wildlife and local people."

The government-funded "Trees for Bees" initiative is a partnership between the Bee Guardian Foundation and Gloucester City Council.

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