Ipswich: Birketts LLP breathes new life into Bourne Park with creation of copse

To mark each year of their illustrious history, leading East of England law firm Birketts LLP are to

To mark each year of their illustrious history, leading East of England law firm Birketts LLP are to plant 150 trees that will form a special copse in Bourne Park, Ipswich. Left to right, Charlotte Tubb and Daniel Blackburn. - Credit: Archant

A law firm has branched out and planted new trees to mark its milestone anniversary.

To mark each year of their illustrious history, leading East of England law firm Birketts LLP are to

To mark each year of their illustrious history, leading East of England law firm Birketts LLP are to plant 150 trees that will form a special copse in Bourne Park, Ipswich. Left to right, Ana James and Lisa Hayward. - Credit: Archant

Staff at Birketts LLP have created the Birketts Copse in Bourne Park, Ipswich, with 150 trees to celebrate each year of the company’s history.

The copse, which was created on Saturday, consists of specimen trees such as native birch, mountain ash, oak and field maple and comes just weeks after Bourne Park suffered extensive tree damage from St Jude’s Storm.

Nigel Farthing, Birketts senior partner, said: “Birketts has been a part of the Ipswich business community for 150 years and by planting these trees the firm is giving back to the community where we work and live.

“As part of our celebration of the firm’s 150th anniversary, we have undertaken a challenge to raise £150,000 for charity.”

So far, almost £138,304 has been raised – 93% of the target for charities in East Anglia.

The copse is close to an area of planting by the community, with funding from the Forestry Commission and Defra.