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Weymouth Town Council installs Tree Trail in Lodmoor Country Park

Weymouth Town Council, in partnership with the Friends of Lodmoor Country Park, have designed and installed an educational Tree Trail around Lodmoor Country Park.

Everyone knows trees are amazing: they filter out pollution, provide shade, slow down climate change, and provide food and shelter for wildlife. Not to mention supplying us with fruit, nuts and wood. But do you know which tree’s timber is best for making boats? Or what species of tree was spread by squirrels? Or the best tree to plant outside your house to scare off witches?!

The newly installed Tree Trail in Lodmoor Country Park will help you discover the answers to these questions and many more.

Weymouth Town Council and the Friends of Lodmoor Country Park have designed the circular trail, which starts near the main entrance to the park, just before the children’s play area. The Tree Trail highlights sixteen trees around the Country Park and takes about 45 minutes to complete. Little ones can join in by spotting the Tree Detectives boxes to find out which animals might live and feed in each tree.

It’s a tree-mendous autumn half term activity for the whole family!

You can download the trail map leaflet from the Weymouth Town Council website: www.weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk/lodmoor-tree-trail/

Leaflets can also be picked up from the pitch and putt kiosk or the model railway in the Country Park.

Cllr Colin Huckle, Mayor of Weymouth Town Council, said: “This is a fantastic free family activity which makes use of the natural resources in the wonderful Lodmoor Country Park. I would like to thank Weymouth Town Council’s Parks & Open Spaces Team and the Friends of Lodmoor Country Park for their hard work on this project.”