THREE tree planting days have been held recently by members of Sustainable Crediton and local volunteers.

So far this year members of Sustainable Crediton have worked with Bob Wright, owner of the steep fields below Queen Elizabeth’s School’s Barnfield site in Crediton where more than 100 trees were planted.

Bob had obtained the trees from the Woodland Trust.

Caroline Romijn of Sustainable Crediton said: “We hugely applaud Bob’s efforts to plant a new area of woodland for Crediton.

“It will hopefully provide a wonderful wildlife haven in the future.

“This is the season for planting trees, trees for joy, trees for the climate!”

“Our next venture is at half-term, and we will be happy to welcome families and young people to join our regular volunteers.

“This follows on from the highly successful planting day we held in February half-term last year, planting an extensive new stand of trees in Lords Meadow Industrial Estate.”

The plan for Tuesday, February 14 is to meet at 10am at Beacon Park, at the top of George Hill, and work through until about 1pm.

Sustainable Crediton will be working with Mid Devon District Council to extend the wooded area in the park and to replace trees that did not survive last summer’s drought.

Anyone who would like to help can contact Sustainable Crediton via email at: [email protected] , via Facebook, or just show up on the day.

Please take along strong gloves and a drink, and if possible also bring your own spade and stake-hammer.

If you are aware of other small plots of land where trees could be planted please contact Sustainable Crediton.

Nora Parminter