Posted: 05.11.19 at 13:27 by Hannah Corfield
People are invited to join in a weekend of tree celebrations and planting in Exmouth, as part of national tree week.
On Saturday 23 November at Phear Park, from 11am until late, you can join lots of different activities.
This includes taking part in a tree trail, listening to tree stories and creating a 'tree-mendous' future for Exmouth and the surrounding area with a giant tree map.
People of all ages can suggest ideas for Exmouth’s tree vision, as well as learning about some of the amazing trees in the town, especially in Phear Park.
Join us on Sunday 24 November, when you can be part of a carbon-busting dream team, creating habitat for birds, bees, mammals and more at our community tree planting day.
Come along to St John’s Road Playing Field between 12 and 4pm, where you can choose a tree to plant between the playing fields and Hillcrest Community Nature Reserve.
Councillor Geoff Jung, environment portfolio holder for East Devon District Council, said: “This is an amazing opportunity over two days for people to have fun and plan the treescape for the Exmouth area into the future.
"People can help with tree planting which brings benefits for wildlife, landscape and the climate.
“It’s very important that we come together to make space for nature and to make a positive difference to our climate by planting young trees in suitable locations.
"The Wild Exmouth project is a brilliant example of partnership working which has our communities at its heart. I’m looking forward to the weekend of events.”
See full details of activities for the weekend by clicking the red button below.
Thanks to Streetscene, Wild Exmouth, Exmouth Tree Group and Artist in Residence, Anne-Marie Culhane for their contributions to the event.