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Mayor plants tree at Tumbledown during National Tree Week

During National Tree Week (November 26th to December 4th) Cllr Ann Weaving, Mayor of Weymouth will plant the first of several Oak saplings. This takes place at 11am on Friday 2nd December at Tumbledown, off Radipole Lane in Southill.

The tree planting will commemorate the Friends of Tumbledown group which was set up earlier this year to help with volunteering, recruiting volunteers, and fundraising for equipment and events to support the aims of the project. More on Tumbledown on the council’s website.

Other saplings will also be planted by members of the Friends group to form an Oak copse at the bottom of the Tumbledown site.

Cllr Ann Weaving, Mayor of Weymouth, said: “I’m looking forward to planting a tree at Tumbledown and being involved in the celebration of the people who have taken the time to volunteer at the former farm which Weymouth Town Council is transforming into a community asset.”

On the same day, Dorset Council will be hosting a “Celebration of Volunteer Heroes” where they will be planting 25 to 30 fruit trees which will form an avenue along the access path from the top of Tumbledown. It will be followed with a thank you to all the brilliant people who have kindly given their time to support others in Weymouth.

All the trees planted on this event will be registered with the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative which has been extended to March 2023.


Notes to Editors

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