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Hundreds of trees set to be planted in Sedgemoor

NEARLY 300 trees will be planted in village hall gardens, crematoriums, parks and public spaces across Sedgemoor thanks to the district council’s Tree Fund.

During the summer Sedgemoor council asked town and parish councils if they would like to order free trees for planting, which included whips as well as small, medium and large-sized trees as well as established oak trees.

A council spokesperson said: “A total of 20 organisations took up the offer and are gearing up to plant the trees over the coming months during the tree-planting season.

“While small trees are very important, it is vital that there are enough large trees that will be long-lasting and benefit our local environment, as well as to local people, for years to come.

National Tree Week

“It is hoped that many councils will plant their trees during National Tree Week, which takes place from Saturday, November 27 to Sunday, December 5.

Cllr Janet Keen, Portfolio holder for Communities, said “It is fantastic that our local partners applied for so many trees to plant. It just shows that working together, at a local level, can achieve so much for our environment and communities.

“We have also had a really good response to our Environmental Champion scheme, where individuals or organisations can join up and help us towards our target of carbon neutral by 2030.

“Please let us know if you are keen to be involved at email: climate.change@sedgemoor.gov.uk”

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