Caring for the trees of the Sid Valley
JOIN US AT SEAFESTSaturday 12th May 10am til lateSaturday 12th May 10am til late
The Ham (by the swimming pool/Tourist Centre) includes great family activities from lots of different community groups.
Thursday May 24th Sidholme Primary School Tree identification
Monday June 4th Newton Poppleford Primary School Tree identification
Saturday October 27th SOUTH WEST FORUM FOR TREE WARDENS
Friday November 30th CELEBRATION OF TREES
TIPS FOR MAY/JUNE
Just had a warm and sunny Bank Holiday weekend – pears, apples, cherry in blossom, hawthorn just starting into bloom. Others more mediterranean fruit and nut - such as walnut and mulberry - just breaking into leaf – can be viewed at Knowle Park and gardens.
Work has begun – in advance of the major development - on moving the revered gingko tree. This is an unusual project so it is interesting to see how it is done: so far a big ditch has been dug around the perimeter of the tree.
No more frosts, so fast growth, but beware new tree planting needs extra water in the first year or two. Preferably keep one metre diameter clear of weeds around the base of trees.
Spring flowering shrubs such as flowering currant, forsythia, philadelphus should be pruned immediately after flowering ends.
Contact Sidmouth Arboretum at: infoAATTsidmoutharboretumDDOOTTorgDDOOTTuk
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