Thieves uproot kids' orchard project

A GROUP of students who tried to go green have been pipped at the post after their newly planted trees were stolen.

A GROUP of students who tried to go green have been pipped at the post after their newly planted trees were stolen.Members of The Woodroffe School's Environmental Action Team (EAT) planted eight apple trees with the Turn Lyme Green (TLG) group in a bid to bring more trees to the area.But, at the weekend, six of the trees were uprooted and stolen from land next to the sewage pumping station in Anning Road.A school spokesman said: "It is very disappointing for the school and the children, who worked very hard. But that won't stop us doing more projects like this."TLG paid for the trees and showed the pupils how to prepare the soil for tree saplings, dig plots and plant the trees.Head of geography Justin Loveland said at the time: "This is another example of how the EAT group is working in partnership with the community with regards to green issues. "However, if you fancy an apple as you are walking around Lyme, you may have to wait a few years."Anyone with information about the theft of the trees, between midday on Saturday, February 28, and Sunday, March 1, should contact PCSO John Burton on (01305) 222 222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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