TTE branches out with more trees in Exmouth
By TheGreenMan | Thursday, March 21, 2013, 10:19
MEMBERS of environmental campaign group Transition Town Exmouth have planted more trees in Exmouth. Last year TTE planted nearly 70 trees in an area off Pound Lane. This year, despite inclement conditions and fewer people attending, they planted a further 27 trees...
Members of Transition Town Exmouth take a well-earned rest after planting 27 trees. From left: Elinor Scott, Derek Smithers, Doreen Sandham and Adrian Toole
"Five of us - Derek Smithers, Sam Forder, Adrian Toole, Doreen Sandham and myself - turned up in rainy muddy conditions," said TTE's Elinor Scott. "We planted 27 trees of a mixed variety, all native of Britain. It took us about two hours. We then adjourned to Greenfingers for some sustenance!
"Derek was brilliant at diggging holes and so was Doreen. We all worked very hard, got wet but felt a sense of achievement when the task was completed. It was disappointing that more people didn't turn up, but I rather think the weather was against us!"
For more about TTE, go to Transition Town Exmouth