The good people of Sidmouth have shown the way: they have established the first Civic Arboretum in the country. Now it’s time for others to create their own public tree collections.
Tonbridge is a natural candidate for a Civic Arboretum. We have a multitude of mature trees, we need to celebrate them. A Civic Arboretum would establish a database of interesting trees with photographs and with locations mapped.
Once that is done tree walks can be devised to enjoy our trees. Sidmouth now also has special Tree Walk Days when trees which are not usually accessible to the public on private land can be viewed. I would love Tonbridge to have that too.
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