Young Muslims from south west London help plant 5,000 trees

Your Local Guardian: Young Muslims help plant 5,000 treesYoung Muslims help plant 5,000 trees. Young Muslim volunteers helped plant more than 5,000 trees after teaming up with a wildlife charity. Volunteers from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) joined up with the Woodland Trust last Sunday as part of the association’s national tree planting campaign.The group travelled to Heartwood Forest near Sandridge in Hertfordshire in a bid to plant 3,000 trees at the site. Among the volunteers were representatives from Kingston,New MaldenPutneyRaynes Parkand Wimbledon. Volunteers helped the AMYA hit its 2013 target of planting 50,000 trees across the country, successfully planting 5,500 trees at the location in Hertfordshire and beating their initial target of 3,000. Heartwood Forest is an ongoing project to build England’s largest native woodland in order to improve the diversity of wildlife in the area. The contribution from the AMYA is a continual effort to promote good community relations and an appreciation of the natural world.