Hurst Village Society takes an active role in monitoring, conserving and improving the natural environment of the village. Over the years the Society has led, and been involved in, a number of environmental projects, including tree and hedge planting, wildlife surveys and provision of bird nesting sites.
Tree Planting in Hurst for the Diamond Jubilee
Hurst Village Society has been donated 105 saplings to plant in the village as part of the Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods Project, which is marking Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by planting 6 million trees across the country.
HVS applied for a tree pack to enhance the neighborhood. The trees all native species, including Hawthorn, Hazel, Birch, Rowan, Blackthorn and Oak will mature in as little as 10 years. No ash trees were included in the pack. The trees have been planted in the Davis Street play area and the School Road playing field.
Included in the pack was an English Oak sapling grown from an acorn from the Royal estates. It is panned to plant this in the area of the Almshouses.
Cllr. Michael Holdstock, a Hurst Parish Councilor, kindly agreed to plant the saplings.