TWO North Berwick groups marked National Tree Week by planting 900 trees on the southern edge of the town.

North Berwick in Bloom and Sustaining North Berwick planted the native species, grown at Alba Trees in Gladsmuir and donated by the Woodland Trust, to provide a habitat for wildlife and increase biodiversity.

More than 60 family groups helped plant the trees on land south of the Walker and Cala Homes developments at Mains Farm, where a country park is being created. They booked slots at 10-minute intervals to maintain social distancing.

North Berwick Gardening & Turfcare Services prepared the area for planting, and will also continue to maintain the park.

A spokesperson for North Berwick in Bloom said: “The trees will grow up to form a woodland area and the many children who came along with their parents to plant a tree will be able to watch them all grow for years to come. The planting will be added to BBC Countryfile’s Plant Britain map.”