SCOUTS have joined forces with Honley Village Trust to take part in the UK’s largest tree planting project.

The Honley Scouts planted fruit trees in Magdale thanks to the Woodland Trust’s ‘More Trees, More Good’ campaign.

Launched in 2010, the project aims to facilitate the planting of 20 million native trees a year for the next 50 years.

The charity hopes that through the simple act of planting trees children will grow up with a respect for the environment.

The trees and shrubs are all native broad-leaved which means, that with a little luck, they will be growing on well into the next century when the children’s grandchildren will be able to inspect their handiwork.

Honley Scouts are also working towards their smallholders badge and their community badge in the coming months. They are growing their own selection of vegetables in their allotment and are also raising money for the Forget Me Not Trust in a series of sponsored events.

The Woodland Trust is offering free hedge and copse packs to schools in West Yorkshire.