Triumphant Tree Planting Session – West Moors Community
The Free Tree initiative in February, only saw 60 saplings rehomed in
West Moors, leaving 130 still to be planted.
In addition to these, 200 extra saplings were purchased by the Council in
February, to add to the New Copse behind the skate park where 105
were planted during the first Community Tree planting session on
Saturday 8th January.
With the help of 30 volunteers (Councillors, local residents, a Ferndown
U3A representative and her family and council staff and families) on
Saturday 19th March, 200 saplings were planted during the Second
Community Tree Planting session, now ready to find their way in the
There was a wonderful atmosphere and Community Spirit filled the air.
The sun was shining with a warm wind blow, the generosity from
volunteers and the buzz from the busy new skate park.
The 95 saplings that are left (Blackthorn, Rowan, Goat Willow and a few
Dog Rose), are available for collection from the council office before
Friday 25th March. Those remaining will be planted in the Copse by our
Grounds Maintenance team
These trees are working towards the development of a Woodland
Copse, to commemorate the Queen’s 70 Jubilee in 2022 and to do more
to reduce our carbon footprint, as we aim to move towards being a
carbon neutral council.

Amie Fawcett

Assistant to the Clerk to the Council