Sheringham launching arboretum project

A project to create a garden tree arboretum at Sheringham will be officially launched next Saturday (March 21) on a strip on land next to the town's Station Road car park.

A project to create a garden tree arboretum at Sheringham will be officially launched next Saturday (March 21) on a strip on land next to the town's Station Road car park.

The five-year scheme, which was dreamed up by Sheringham in Bloom chairman Joan Thame and her team, aims to offer a reference point for people considering planting trees, and to enhance the entrance to the town.

The Cromer Road arboretum will be self-funding, with businesses and individuals asked to sponsor trees.

It is part of a part of a wider project entitled Sheringham's Favourite Trees, which will see In Bloom members conduct a survey of the town's trees and organise tree-themed events.


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As part of Saturday's launch, a leaflet produced in partnership with North Norfolk District Council will be distributed to residents, who will be invited to nominate their favourite tree.

"The idea is to concentrate on trees during this year's Britain in Bloom campaign, and to try to bring our trees to the notice of residents, and particular to the children of the area," Mrs Thame said.

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Other events planned as part of the scheme include a tree identifying walk led by district council countryside and parks manager Paul Ingham on May 17.

"There will also be a number of events for young people and, if the response is good enough, we hope eventually to publish a leaflet with a list of favourite trees and the reasons they were nominated," Mrs Thame said.

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