Interfaith Group Plants 400 Trees On The Banks Of The River Ouse

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Story by Victoria Prest in The Press.

Youngsters from across Yorkshire have helped plant more than 400 trees on the banks of the Ouse.

As part of Interfaith Week, young people from Muslim, Baha’i, Latter Day Saints, and Christian youth groups got together on Saturday morning to plant the new trees on the wetland behind St Barnabas’ School off Leeman Road.

York Interfaith Week’s Mark Cosens said the idea had sprung out of a symbolic “interfaith” tree planted at York St John University last year.

He added: “Last year we planted the tree to symbolise us all being branches of one family, even though we are of different faiths. It was also expressing a common concern for the environment.

“We thought the symbolic tree was great, but we wanted to get a whole load of young people together to plant a lot more trees.”

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