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Sidmouth Arboretum’s Celebration of Trees – Trees for a Climate Emergency

  • by JW

A couple of weeks ago, we were all able to celebrate trees a little:

Sidmouth Arboretum’s Celebration of Trees


Here’s a report from the Arboretum’s website:


Sidmouth Arboretum’s annual celebration of trees was a great success.  The Cellar Bar at Kennaway House was packed with people interested in trees.

We had illuminating talks: Kate Tobin from Forest England talked about the likely impact of climate change on the treescape of Sidmouth, Toby Taylor from the RSPB gave insights into what is happening on the Beacon Hill nature reserves, and local arboriculturalist and tree surgeon Andy Rowse had some fascinating slides on the unusual forms of clipped trees that adorn Japanese gardens.
We had Tess Bisson and the Sid Vale Folk Choir singing songs about trees.
There were stalls representing local environmental organisations, including the Woodland Trust, SVA, Friends of the Byes and the National Trust.
We also had craft stalls with Fairiewood Pyrography, woodturners Diana and Martin Russell and Keith Hudson, and woodcarver Sarah Protherough.
The quiz was won by members of the Exmouth Tree Project.


And here’s the presentation from Kate Tobin of the Forestry Commission:

Trees for a climate emergency for sharing Nov 2019