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Sunday, 6 September 2015
Sidmouth Arboretum >>> autumn events and projects
The latest news from the Arboretum:
Welcome to news of our
events and projects:
SIDMOUTH WALKING FESTIVAL
15 September Kevin Croucher, of Thornhayes Nursery, leads a walk
around Sidbury village
17 September Hugh Angus, dendrologist, leads a guided walk around
All walks are free of charge
but are limited and must be booked in advance through the Sidmouth Information Centre, 01395 516441. WALKERS ARE WELCOME
AGM 25 October now cancelled
This valley wide tree survey was undertaken by volunteers,
with generous co-operation of the land owners of course, in 2014. The
results took a while to arrive back from USA, but we have a short report printed
with the initial findings. This will be available for 14th
October – see below. A full report will be posted on
the website by the end of November.
14 October 2pm Kenton Rogers, Treeconomics – report
on results of valley wide tree survey. Free entry Kennaway House
TREES AND CLIMATE CHANGE. We are planning a Tree Summit for National Tree
Week 28 November - 6 December
2015. An evening do, with local groups focusing on their
involvement with trees. Details will be circulated nearer the
Early January 2016 - we are looking for a new
current Treasurer, John Dyson, has done great work keeping us on track and
helping fund raise for the last 3 years. He is a long
standing member of Sidmouth Town Council, and recently become a District
Councillor, so is finding his time too full.
Anyone who might be interested in taking on this role, please contact John or
Diana by email.
PROJECTS FOR 2015/16 PLANTING SEASON
Roxburgh car park – greening the car parks has long been our
aim. We are working with East Devon District Council departments to
improve this small town centre car park.
Connaught Road/Beatlands Road – we are working with
residents of these areas to improve their trees, by renovating established
uncared for trees and new planting.
Replanting the beech hedge, planted at Stowford by the
Arboretum with Sidmouth Rotary Club, and inadvertently mown by – well, let’s
just say ‘to be replanted’.
TREE TRAIL LEAFLETS These three leaflets based on Sidmouth. Sidbury and Salcombe
Regis are now available locally and through the Sidmouth Information Centre,
and generously sponsored by Sidmouth Garden Centre.
A Legacy leaflet – privately sponsored – will be