RESIDENTS of Lowerhouse joined Trees for Burnley volunteers to plant the last 200 trees on council land behind Greenbrook Methodist Church, Lowerhouse.

Junior school pupils and unemployed Environmental Task Force trainees had previously planted 800 native trees on the site.

The scheme is part of the £3.6million Forest of Burnley project funded largely by the Millennium and Forestry Commissions.

It also marked the launch of Elwood, a partnership of East Lancashire authorities to continue the work of the Forest of Burnley beyond 2001.

Lowerhouse Residents' Association Secretary Christine Riley and Bradley Hodson are pictured planting the first tree, watched by volunteers.

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