Orwell Housing Association is marking its 60th year with 60 native trees sprouting across East Anglia.

Celebrating this milestone with saplings, the association began its tribute by planting an Alder tree at the Orwell Housing's Ipswich Office, Crane Hill Lodge, on December 20.

Since then, it has added 59 more trees to locations throughout the region.

Promoting green living and biodiversity, the tree species were handpicked by the association's repairs and estates manager, Simon Bennett who meticulously chose native species including English Oak, Blackthorn, Guelder Rose, Willow and Juniper.

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Mr Bennett said: “The trees have been planted at Orwell’s many extra care and temporary supported housing schemes, on our estates and at our offices.

"We hope they will help the environment and create a pleasant space for those living nearby

"The tree-planting initiative is just one of many ways we strive to lower our carbon footprint and create a better future for everyone.”

Since its inception in 1963, Orwell Housing has sought to provide affordable housing solutions across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge, and Essex.