saplings on offer to Burnham-On-Sea groups from garden centre
charities, village organisations and community groups in the Burnham-On-Sea
area have been invited to apply for free young trees from a Somerset
Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre is offering between 50 and
100 saplings to local good causes as part an annual giveaway.
Andrew Pitman, Plant Manager at the independent garden centre
in Monkton Heathfield near Bridgwater, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"This year weve got 2,013 small sapling trees to give
to any worthy causes that would like them for projects they are
running in 2013."
"The deadline for the giveaway is 5pm on Friday, March 1st.
We do have a limited number of saplings and are allocating them
on a first come, first served basis so we urge people to submit
their requests as soon as possible."
"Weve operated similar schemes for the past five years
and theyve been incredibly successful, so were inviting
anyone who feels that their school, charity or group is deserving
of the saplings to get in touch."
the groups receiving trees last year was Highbridge's Churchfield
School, as pictured here.
The garden centre will be giving away groups of between 50 and
100 small saplings, known as whips. The trees are indigenous British
Andrew added: "As the saplings are fairly small they are
ideal for areas and projects where they can be planted together
in groups of around 50 or 100. They would be perfect for hedging
or creating small woodland areas."
Worthy causes that apply for the trees must write in to Andrew
at the garden centre giving details of their project and why they
think they deserve to receive a group of saplings. Requests should
be posted to: Andrew Pitman, Plant Manager, Monkton Elm Garden
& Pet Centre, Monkton Heathfield, TA2 8QN.
Maggie Bennett, Teaching Assistant at Churchfield Primary School
in Highbridge, and pupils from its gardening club receiving their
saplings from Sue Bown, Seasonal Plant Specialist at Monkton Elm
Garden & Pet Centre in 2012