Pupils plant trees at Chardstock

PUBLISHED: 07:01 06 December 2018

Volunteers plant trees at Chardstock. Pcture: Chardstock Parish Council

Volunteers plant trees at Chardstock. Pcture: Chardstock Parish Council

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Primary school children join volunteers to put in six silver birches

Pupils help to plant trees at Chardstock. Picture: Chardstock Parish CouncilPupils help to plant trees at Chardstock. Picture: Chardstock Parish Council

Children from Chardstock Primary School joined a hardy bunch of parish volunteers to plant six new trees in the village, despite some wintry weather.

Together with tree warden Michael Davis they put three on Westcombes, and the rest outside the community hall.

A spokesman for parish council praised pupils and school staff for their help and enthusiasm, along with Mr Davis for his arboreal expertise and all those who helped in a variety of other ways - digging, filling, staking, tamping, and clearing up afterwards.

“None of this would have been possible without the generous grant from Western Power of £5,000 towards the costs of the trees and materials and to the trustees of the community hall, and East Devon District Council, for their consent to plant them on their land.

“The council hopes that the village gets to enjoy the beauty and shade of these six Silver Birch trees for decades to come.”

Council chairman Caroline Wilson, said: “The parish council recognises that trees are an essential part of rural life and with the help of our kind sponsor and volunteers from across the parish, we are delighted to have added six trees to the parish tree stock, with further planting scheduled for 2019. It was wonderful to see the children from our primary school playing

such an active part as it is they who will reap the benefit of these trees in years to come.”

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