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Charity Tree Planting 2012

11/12/12

Last week saw the close of another successful national tree week with an estimated 1’000’000 trees planted nationally. The event has been running since 1975 and the very first national tree week was organised partly in response to the loss of 20’000’000 Elm trees to Dutch Elm disease.
This years event was as important as ever, especially as the U.K's Ash trees now face a potentially similar threat in Ash Dieback Chalara Fraxinea.

Each year as part of national tree week, we at Trojan Tree Care donate and plant a number of specimen trees to local charitable organisations, parish councils and schools. As a natural part of our work, we have to remove a large number of trees each year for various reasons and this is our way of helping to ensure that future generations enjoy the same beautiful tree filled countryside that we enjoy today thanks to the work of others before us.

This year among others, we donated and planted two Field Maple trees and a Gleditsia to the Darenth Valley Lions at the Heathside recreation ground, South Darenth. The Lions International organisation serves local communities across the world through it's global network of volunteer groups and clubs. 

Barbara Bradley of Darenth Valley Lions with Jack Robinson & David Long.

 

 

David Long, Jay Smith & Alf Green at the Racecourse Sports Ground, Tonbridge.

 

Some of thy guys with staff from Ditton Parish Council.