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Grow your own with Havant Borough Tree Wardens

Havant Borough Tree Wardens will be collecting tree seeds at Sandy Dell in Purbrook on Saturday 16th September as part of The Tree Council’s annual Seed Gathering Season campaign.  Everyone is welcome and participants will learn to identify trees and their seeds and how to grow them. Meet at Sandy Dell at 10.00am.
The Tree Warden Scheme is a national initiative launched in 1990 by The Tree Council, the tree campaigning charity, to enable people to play an active role in conserving and enhancing their local trees and woods.  The Tree Council’s goal is to make “Trees matter to everyone” by working together:
¨for more trees, of the right kind in the right places ¨for better care for all trees, of all ages and ¨to inspire effective action for trees
Anyone who has an interest in trees, nature or conservation generally and can help in any way is welcome to join the group.

Havant at Home

Havant Borough Tree Wardens were represented in Havant Park on Saturday as part of Havant at Home, a free event organised by The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre ‘celebrating Havant Borough and the reasons we all love to call it home!’  Various community groups were present and entertainment included circus group hikapee who performed ‘house’ and local music acts on the Community Stage.

The event finished earlier than planned due to rain stopping the musical entertainment.  The deteriorating weather meant there was not a high attendance, but the stand and, particularly, the tree identification quiz attracted interest and visitors included the MP for Havant, Alan Mak, and the Mayor of Havant, Elaine Shimbart.  No one identified all twenty trees correctly.