Rain stops tree plant at Sidmouth’s Peaslands Knapp

More volunteers needed to help with second tree plant at Peaslands Knapp meadow, Sidmouth

RAIN and sleet stopped planting at Peaslands Knapp, Sidmouth, on Sunday, but not before volunteers had planted 50 saplings there.

Sid Vale Association’s Keith Owen Fund has paid for hazel, holly, crab apple and other low growing native trees to be planted.

SVA volunteer Kate Tobin, who has been looking after Peaslands Knapp since the association bought the land, headed the tree plant.

“We planted for an hour before the heavens opened and rained us off,” said Kate.

Adults and children volunteered for the planting, including members of Sidmouth in Bloom, and now Kate is looking for more volunteers to plant the remaining saplings on Sunday March 13 from 2pm.

“If anyone interested in helping would contact me on (01395) 579804 I can give them directions on where to meet,” said Kate.

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These trees will form a hedge base to the meadow to provide habitat for wildlife and screening.

A further 100 trees will shortly arrive from the Woodland Trust, free of charge, to be planted at the site, which abuts The Knapp, maintained by East Devon District Council.