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Radio Gloucestershire have launched Ourboretum on their morning breakfast show. This is a campaign to plant 2020 new native tree seeds in Gloucestershitre this year. For more details see their website.


Bisley with Lypiatt Parish Council are planting five large Lime trees to make a statement that they strongly support climate change actions that aid carbon storage and provide for future shade against the hot summer sun. All of our community are welcome to come along to the sports pitch for a Tree Planting Ceremony at 11.00am. The trees which should be 3 metres tall will be planted along the perimeter of the field opposite the mature limes, beech and oaks in the Pleasure Ground. As they grow they will continue to extend the ‘avenue’ that we all enjoy as we enter Eastcombe from Old Neighbourhood.

Hedge planting along the edge of the Thomas Keble playing field.

Teaching Trees at Thomas Keeble

This work is part of the project called ‘Trees, Hedges and Wildlife Corridors’ which is a collaboration between Thomas Keble school, the Parish Council and the Teaching Trees programme of the Royal Forestry Society. The photo shows Parish Councillors and the Parish Clerk, plus Thomas Keble staff and young Finn from Thomas Keble’s Nature Club ready to plant the last tree.











I Dig Trees planting of little beeches on George V Sports Ground in Bisley on a very cold day

lanting of little beeches on George V Sports Ground in Bisley