March 10, 2011
groups to join nationwide
tree planting project
of Burnham In Bloom, Burnham Dreamscheme and the Friends of Apex
Park will be rolling up their sleeves later this month to take
part in a nationwide tree planting project.
groups will be joining the Royal Horticultural Society's 'It's
Your Neighbourhood' campaign by planting scores of saplings
at Apex Park on Saturday 26th March starting at 10.30am.
and Highbridge's Mayor, Cllr Michael Clarke, has agreed to plant
the first tree.
The Friends of Apex Park will also be taking part, along with
youngsters from Burnham's newly-formed Dreamscheme.
The Society's Britain In Bloom organisers have teamed up with
the Woodland Trust to give away up to 200,000 free tree saplings
with the aim of doubling
the number of native trees and woods across the UK.
Burnham In Bloom Secretary Richard Young told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The Burnham in Bloom Committee are pleased to be able to
organise this event which will involve 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."
Pictured, top, are a team of tree planters at Apex Park at
a previous event and, above, the celebrating Burnham In Bloom
organisers last autumn with the town's Mayor and Mayoress