Sidmouth Arboretum was launched in May 2010 in order to create a civic arboretum, which covers all the land both public and private within the jurisdiction of Sidmouth Town Council. An arboretum is a collection of woody plants, which are trees and shrubs. A civic arboretum on this scale is a unique concept.
We now meet on the third Tuesday of every month 5.30pm at Leigh Browne Room, side entrance to the Unitarian Meeting Hall opposite Tesco.
The best time to plant a tree is 25 years ago.
The second best is today.
TIPS FOR JULY/AUGUSTcomment and advice on trees and shrubs
GUIDED TREE WALK
SATURDAY 3 JUNE 2pm GUIDED TREE WALK in Sidmouth, visiting Powys retirement estate and Littlecourt Cottages private gardens – led by Kevin Croucher of Thornhayes Nursery. Tickets £5 including tea available NOW from Paragon Books , numbers limited. Meeting details on ticket.
SCHOOL EVENT at SIDHOLMEA new venture to introduce more young children to the joys and delights of mature trees, in the gardens of Sidholme Hotel.
'Step change' needed to create more woodland
A parliamentary report shows (see BBC report) that planting woodland is not happening fast enough to meet the target of 12% woodland cover 2060.
We need to plant more trees.BBC Countryfile features forestry.