Mickey Mouse helps out with tree planting at Heartwood Forest, Sandridge

MICKEY Mouse leant more than just his ears to a tree-planting session at the Magical Wood – 50 acres of woodland which forms part of the new Heartwood Forest in Sandridge. The world s most famous mouse joined 300 Disney Store employees who planted the fir

MICKEY Mouse leant more than just his ears to a tree-planting session at the Magical Wood - 50 acres of woodland which forms part of the new Heartwood Forest in Sandridge.

The world's most famous mouse joined 300 Disney Store employees who planted the first 7,500 trees at the Magical Wood site which Disney is creating within the forest.

The collaboration between Disney and the Woodland Trust, which is creating Heartwood Forest, was announced a year ago and since then Disney Store has donated �1 from the sale of some of its bags to create the Magical Wood and support its efforts to manage more than a thousand woods across the UK.

John Tucker from the Woodland Trust, who attended the planting, said: "I was very impressed with all of Disney Store's employees who braved the elements to plant trees at the Magical Wood site. This was a momentous occasion as these trees will become woodland within 10 years for generations of people to enjoy.