Published: April 22, 2011
Local cricket club and allotment society receive free saplings

East Huntspill Cricket Club and West Huntspill Allotment Society have been presented with free saplings this week thanks to a local garden.

East Huntspill Cricket Club has received 75 saplings from Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre garden centre near Taunton, while West Huntspill Allotment Society collected 100 young trees.

Derek Kidner, Club Chairman, explained: "We have an area in the corner of our cricket field that we would like to make into a secluded section for members and visitors to use."

"The trees will be planted as a permanent reminder of those who have played and been a part of the East Huntspill Cricket Club during the past 30 years."

"We are extremely grateful for Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre’s sapling donation and will use these trees to maintain our environmentally-friendly cricket club."

West Huntspill Allotment Society will use the saplings to help develop its site. Stephen Chick, Chairman of West Huntspill Allotment Society, explained: "We have recently formed our allotment society and have planted a natural hedge on our grounds. We will use these trees to help enhance this area and maintain our environmentally-friendly village community."

In January, Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre invited not-for-profit organisations that needed support for their conservation projects to apply for between 50 and 100 small saplings, known as whips.


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