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Friday, 30 March 2018
Sidmouth Arboretum > latest news >>> Tree Week > Monday 16th - Saturday 21st April
The Tree Week events headline the latest news from the Arboretum:
Welcome to the spring 2018 newsletter from
Sidmouth Arboretum which we hope will keep you informed of our activities and
events in the Sid Valley. We would especially like to see you at one of the
events in Tree Week in April.
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subscribe to the newsletter following the tree evening and AGM. If you do not
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TREE WEEK April 16th -April
There should be something for everyone in our first tree
week. Please come along and join us if you can, at one or more of the following
Monday 16th – Walk to Salcombe Regis
and back along the new Salcombe Regis Tree Trail.
Either meet at Sidmouth
Tourist Information Centre TIC at 14:00 or park at Salcombe Hill Car Park and
walk out and join us on the coast path at 14:30.
17th – Café Scientifique – “Sidmouth’s Global Treescape” -
an illustrated talk by Ed Dolphin at Kennaway House at
Wednesday 18th Walk around Sidbury
following the Tree Trail. Meet at Sidbury car park at
Thursday 19th – Talk by Jill Butler,
Woodland Trust “Discovering Ancient Trees” at 19:30 at Kennaway House.
20th – Guided walk with Kevin Croucher along the Sidmouth
town Tree Trail. Meet at the Toll House at 14:00
21st – Meet the Trees: An opportunity to meet the people
who look after trees in private gardens and public areas. Please collect a map
of the locations from the Tourist Information Centre. These maps will also be
available at all of the other events throughout the week.
events free entry, donations welcome
Sidmouth Tree Celebration
The tree evening last November proved to be very popular
again with the mixture of talks, stalls and songs contributing to a lovely
social occasion. The sponsorship of the trees received at the evening has
enabled us to plant new trees in the Knowle, by the bowling green and alongside
the swimming pool. Thanks to everyone who supported the event and I am pleased
to announce that this year the evening will be held on Friday 30th
Sidmouth Arboretum AGM
AGM was held on a very wet night in January. Thank you to everyone who braved
the rain and the gales to attend. The committee remains the same for this year
with one vacancy for anyone who would like to get more involved. You will be
We have not only been busy planting trees but also
ensuring that the trees that have been planted do not get damaged by
over-enthusiastic mowing. Our trees have also been checked to ensure they are
securely staked and where required stakes have been replaced with new ones. If
you would like to help check and maintain the trees then please contact us.
Salcombe Regis walk has been completely changed to link with the town walk. It
is available from the TIC and will be the walk followed on Monday
16th of April.
The Sidbury leaflet has been redesigned with
support from our sponsors Sir John Cave, SAC Cars and the Red Lion Pub. It is
now available and will be the walk followed on Wednesday 18th
The Sidmouth town walk leaflet is also available from the TIC and
will be the walk followed on Friday 20th