Major’s legacy of 100,000 trees near Sefton coast

The Mersey Forest enewsletter for Winter 2013 is now available.  It includes an article on the conservation efforts of the retiring Camp Commandant, Major Bill Hunter, at Altcar Training Camp who has left a legacy of over 100,000 trees planted near the Sefton coast.  As well as absorbing some of the noise from the firing range these trees provide a habitat for a thriving population of red squirrels. Major Hunter will be succeeded by Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Black, who has vowed to preserve this green legacy and take responsibility for the woodland management on the site.  Another article in the enewsletter gives results of the Natural Choices for Health and Wellbeing programme in Liverpool which was co-ordinated by the Mersey Forest.  The full enewsletter can be accessed via this link.

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