Arboretum’s tree survey boosted by grant

13:00 01 May 2014

Handell Bennett hands over a cheque to Diana East for the Sidmouth Arboretum at St Johns international school. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 4274-17-14TI To order your copy of this photo go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Handell Bennett hands over a cheque to Diana East for the Sidmouth Arboretum at St Johns international school. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 4274-17-14TI To order your copy of this photo go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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SIDMOUTH Arboretum is growing from strength to strength – after being awarded its third grant from the Keith Owen Fund.

The £3,930 will help pay for a tree survey, an annual Tree Day on June 28 and the planting of new trees.

Sid Vale Association leaders who administer the money have now handed the cause more than £12,000 since it was launched in May 2012.

The Reverend Handel Bennett, chairman of the Keith Owen Fund, said: “The benefits of trees will be felt by all of us. The arboretum is becoming a valuable asset in our community, and will help our tourist economy by attracting more visitors.”

The arboretum’s Diana East said: “We are fortunate in having the support of the Keith Owen Fund which targets voluntary groups. In particular those which include within their aims, conservation, environment and the local landscape. Working together we can maintain and enhance the natural beauty of the valley for future generations.”

The arboretum has produced a Tree Trail of significant trees in the town – and recently expanded the initiative to Sidbury. Another is set to follow in Salcombe Regis.

The arboretum committee is undertaking a valley-wide tree survey involving students from Sidmouth College and St John’s School.

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