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The Devon Whitebeam and the Sid Valley

  • by JW

“Two rare Devon trees have been found growing in Sidmouth, and they are going to be joined by more of their kind.”


The new biodiversity group is keeping busy:


Sid Valley Biodiversity


Next week, it will be looking at how it has been surveying the Sid Valley these last months – and how it will do so over the coming months – with input and help from the wider public:

Online: Surveying the Sid Valley – Vision Group for Sidmouth


Recent surveys from the Sidmouth Arboretum have looked at trees and hedgerows:

The Sid Valley Hedgescape: full report – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Sid Valley Hedgerows: plans to halt their decline – Vision Group for Sidmouth


And a key hedgerow tree in these parts is the Devon Whitebeam:

Karpatiosorbus devoniensis – Wikipedia


This week’s biodiversity piece in the Herald looks at this special tree – which follows on from a bit of surveying and  promises a little more planting:

Sidmouth and Ottery breaking news and sport – Sidmouth Herald


With the digital format here:

Sid Valley Biodiversity Group report: Devon Whitebeam | Sidmouth Herald