PHOTOS: Exmouth’s trees celebrated with planting of new species and saplings for future generations

The community came together in celebration of Exmouth’s trees, planting new species and saplings for future generations.

The celebrations, held over two days, brought the community together – young and old – to join in a host of activities and fun, while planning Exmouth’s future treescape.

There was a host of tree-themed activities of storytelling, trails, mapping and planning – all with wildlife and the environment in mind – plus tree planting on green spaces near the Hillcrest Community Nature Reserve.

Wild Exmouth and the Exmouth Tree Group teamed up with the district council to make the community event a success.

Councillor Geoff Jung, environment portfolio holder for East Devon District Council, said people of all ages suggested ideas for Exmouth’s tree vision, as well as learning about some of the iconic trees in the town and Phear Park.

He said: “This was an amazing opportunity over two days for people to have fun and plan the treescape for the Exmouth area into the future.

“People helped with tree planting, which brings benefits for wildlife, landscape and the climate.”

He added: “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.”

 

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For more photos from the day, see here 

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