First trees tagged in Weston nature project

PUBLISHED: 16:00 17 June 2018

Clarence Park, Weston. Tree tagging event as part of Civic Society's new tree mapping project. Dr David Agassiz (right) with one of the tags.

Clarence Park, Weston. Tree tagging event as part of Civic Society's new tree mapping project. Dr David Agassiz (right) with one of the tags.

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Some of Weston's trees have been tagged as part of a new mapping project.

Dr David Agassiz with one of the trees tagged as part of the Civic Society's new tree mapping project.Dr David Agassiz with one of the trees tagged as part of the Civic Society's new tree mapping project.

Weston Civic Society has launched a scheme to map all of the trees in the town’s parks and streets.

Its first event was held last week, where chairman David Agassiz affixed small labels onto trunks in Clarence Park.

He said: “We were encouraged by the response demonstrating a real concern for trees in Weston.

“There were people who had donated memorial trees in Clarence Park and others were offering to donate new trees.”

The society will work with North Somerset Council, and tree officers will help to identify the species.

Volunteers are invited to take part, and a meeting will take place in Grove Park on Saturday at 11am.

The society hopes the idea will lead to more trees being planted in Weston, possibly with the help of business sponsorship.

Search for Weston Trees on Facebook to join in.

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