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Trees will offset road emissions
Five hundred trees will be planted alongside a Berkshire road to offset carbon emissions.

West Berkshire Council is planting one tree for every visitor who came to their Market Street offices, in Newbury, during a week in September.

The trees will be planted on an embankment off Floral Way, in Thatcham.

It is hoped the site will create a buffer between green belt agricultural land and a recent development in north Thatcham.

Geoff Findlay, the council's representative for the countryside and environment, said: "An annual programme of tree planting is planned to ensure that continuous developments are made towards a greener future."


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