Glendale defies weather to plant 26,000 trees to deadline and on budget

Glendale has finished planting 26,000 trees at Thoulstone Park in Wiltshire.

The work, carried out by Glendale Countryside woodland and countryside manager Bill Griffiths and his team, based in Marlborough, was delivered on time and on budget, despite the wettest January in generations.

It was the second project Glendale has completed for the owners of the park, James and Alka Hughes-Hallet. The firm carried out a similar substantial planting scheme for them in Somerset between 2007 and 2009.

The couple aim to create an eco-sustainable community focusing on tourism and leisure and the woodland is the first phase of the programme.

As well as completing the work, Glendale was tasked with involving the local community and is holding a special tree planting event this weekend.

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