Thursday, April 5, 2012
An Exmouth environmental campaign group is branching out with a scheme to plant dozens of trees at the former Dennesdene Farm.
Following in the footsteps of the town council’s popular free tree scheme, Transition Town Exmouth is working with the district council at the Marley Road site
On Saturday, March 31 they planted nearly 50 trees in an area just off Pound Lane, opposite Greenfingers Garden Centre.
The site was approved by Mark Pollard, parks development officer for East Devon District Council.
He said: “We were pleased that TTE approached us with their initiative. The land, adopted by East Devon District Council (EDDC) as a public space to go with housing development, has a stream running through it, so obviously trees will go well there.
“Small trees need to be planted in fairly protected conditions. Realistically you have to expect a 50 per cent failure rate, but obviously with nearly 50, there are a lot of them, so even if you lose half, there should be a lot left.”
TTE’s Elinor Scott said: “We’re delighted that EDDC approved some land for us.
“Greenfingers Garden Centre kindly sponsored our tree-planting event, and provided free soup!”