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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.

We have received several new requests to subscribe to the newsletter following the tree evening and AGM.  If you do not wish to receive the newsletter then please contact us via one of the emails below.
TREE WEEK  April 16th -April 21st

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 events:

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.

Tuesday 17th – CafĂ© Scientifique –  “Sidmouth’s Global  Treescape” -  an illustrated talk by Ed Dolphin at Kennaway House at 15:00

Wednesday 18th Walk around Sidbury following the Tree Trail. Meet at Sidbury car park at 14:00

Thursday 19th – Talk by Jill Butler, Woodland Trust  “Discovering Ancient Trees” at 19:30 at Kennaway House.

There is also a Great Trees of the Cyst Valley walk at Woodbury Castle at 16:00 on this day. This is one of a series of walks advertised in the EDDC countryside guide. http://eastdevon.gov.uk/media/2407962/s0252_countryside-events-guide-ss18_for-web.pdf

Friday 20th – Guided walk with Kevin Croucher along the Sidmouth town Tree Trail. Meet at the Toll House at 14:00

Saturday 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.

All events free entry, donations welcome

Sidmouth Tree Celebration evening
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 November 2018.
Sidmouth Arboretum AGM
The 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 most welcome!
Planting and Maintenance
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.
Walks Leaflets
The 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 April.

The Sidmouth town walk leaflet is also available from the TIC and will be the walk followed on Friday 20th April.

Jon Ball jball25410@hotmail.com
Jill Gray jillgray22@gmail.com
Diana East info@sidmoutharboretum.org.uk

Sidmouth Arboretum


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