GREEN-FINGERED volunteers from a Scarborough company swapped the office for the great outdoors to help spruce up a local nature area.
Staff from Duraweld joined rangers on Eastfield Dell to plant new trees – known as whips – and give the surroundings a fresh feel after the winter blues.
The work will see the whips planted alongside existing hedges and mature trees to help create new wildlife habitats and attract a greater variety of species to the attraction.
David Spencer, a nature ranger at The Dell, said he was delighted with the help, which had given the improvements a real boost.
He said: “We really appreciate Duraweld’s offer of assistance, our first tree-planting day was ruined by the snow last year but this has made a huge difference.
“Duraweld have agreed to come back later this month and volunteer again, and we are planning to do some work with them on the new hay meadows in August too.”
The nature project, known as Dell-ve into Nature, has been funded with help from Natural England through the Big Lottery’s Changing Spaces programme, which runs until April 2012.
For more information about the scheme contact 07563 737704.