Volunteers were fortified by warm mince pies as they planted four new copses in a suburban field.
The tree planting took place on land owned by Upton by Chester and District Parish Council known as Marl Heys off Dukesway, Upton.
The parish council was successful in an application for a pack of 105 saplings from the Woodland Trust for use in a community tree planting project.
Along with parish councillors and the clerk, young people and staff from Upton High school and an assortment of Brownies, Guides, Cubs and Scouts were invited along to help with planting the trees.
On the day a team from Cheshire West and Chester’s grounds maintenance department attended to offer advice and practical help with planting the saplings.
Also on hand were staff from the local Spar shop, who not only planted trees but kindly provided warm sausage rolls, mince pies and fruit juice.
The trees were planted in four copses in the corners of the field.
The parish council hopes that in time this will enhance the appearance of the area and add to the natural environment.