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Historic forest gets 50,000 trees
An historic forest in Essex is to be boosted by 50,000 extra trees.

A broad-leaved forest spanning 98 acres (40ha) will be created adjacent to the M11 at Theydon Bois, within Eppping Forest, in a Woodland Trust scheme.

A trust spokesman said the move would create a "lasting, large scale community woodland which is readily accessible to all".

The creation of the new woodland has been part funded by a 30,000 grant from Essex County Council.

Lord Hanningfield, council leader, said: "The tree planting project at Theydon Bois is an exciting project.

"We want to make Essex the greenest county in the country and protecting our natural environment will help us achieve this."

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