Published: March 26, 2011
In photos: Mayor leads Burnham community tree planting session

Members of Burnham In Bloom, Burnham Dreamscheme and the Friends of Apex Park rolled up their sleeves on Saturday (March 26th) to take part in a nationwide tree planting project.

The groups joined the Royal Horticultural Society's 'It's Your Neighbourhood' campaign, planting around 70 saplings around Apex Park.

Burnham and Highbridge's Mayor, Cllr Michael Clarke, and Mayoress Maria Clarke helped the project by planting the first tree.

The Friends of Apex Park also took part, along with more than 20 youngsters from Burnham's newly-formed Dreamscheme.

The planting session came after The Royal Horticultural Society teamed up with The Woodland Trust to give away 200,000 free saplings nationwide with the aim of doubling the number of native trees and woods across the UK.

Burnham In Bloom Secretary Richard Young told "The Burnham in Bloom Committee were pleased to organise this event which involved people of all ages, representing a number of different community groups coming together to plant trees and improve the local environment for the benefit of all our local residents and visitors."

Mayor Michael Clarke added: "I was very happy to support this super event, which brought the community together and also helped improve our environment."

Pictured are some of those who took part in Saturday's tree planting


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