January 27, 2015
Burnham-On-Sea groups invited to apply for free trees for local projects

Burnham-On-Sea schools and worthy causes are being reminded to put themselves forward to receive between 50 and 100 free young trees.

Any schools, charities, village organisations or community groups currently working on gardening projects can apply to Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre for the saplings.

Andrew Pitman, Store Manager at the garden centre at Monkton Heathfield near Bridgwater, pictured, said: "To celebrate the start of the New Year, we’ve got 2,015 small sapling trees to give to any worthy causes that would like them for projects they are running in 2015. It’s the sixth year we’ve run this campaign and it always proves extremely popular."

"We are inviting schools, charities, village organisations and community groups to come forward as they could qualify to receive between 50 and 100 free young trees from us."

"We do have a limited number available and are allocating them on a first come, first served basis, so we urge people to submit their requests as soon as possible. The closing date for requests is 5pm on Friday, February 20th, 2015."

Worthy causes that apply for the trees must write in to Andrew Pitman at the garden centre giving details of their project and why they think they deserve to receive a group of saplings.

The successful applicants will be invited to come and collect their trees from the garden centre at a mutually convenient time. By entering the giveaway, the winner or winners agreed to take part in publicity.

Requests for the saplings should be posted to: Andrew Pitman, Store Manager, Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, TA2 8QN.

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."

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