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Friday 1 March 2013: Trees in the Natural & Built Environment
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Rain doesn’t stop play!
Cornwall Branch (CAA), in association with Richard Argall, Truro Tree Warden, and Karen Utting, Headteacher, held a community tree planting day at Treyew Primary School in Truro during National Tree Week.
The idea was to create a wooded area to provide habitat which will shelter the sports field and also to plant some feature trees to improve the site, stimulate and engage the children, and provide a living teaching resource for the school. Heavy rain didn’t dampen spirits and the event was well attended by representatives from the school, the Truro in Bloom Group and the CAA. By the end of the day there were over 90 new trees in the ground, each with a rabbit spiral and a healthy dollop of mulch to suppress the weeds and discourage mowers.
The event could not have happened without the support of Bud Collins of Bud’s Tree Care and Nigel Mitchell of Cormac Solutions, both of whom provided the mulch. The trees were donated by Western Power Distribution and are a good mix of limes, hornbeam and birch, amongst others. Cornwall AA donated a feature tree, a Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Acalycina’, which was planted outside the school’s main entrance. We hope this will be the start of a programme of such events run by the Cornwall Branch of the AA.