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Somerset Wildlife Trust Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Children's Wood with Apple Event

 28th Sep 2017


Open invitation extended to all ‘tree babies’ and their families, local communities and general public to attend special Apple Day celebration

26th September 2017 – Somerset Wildlife Trust is pleased to announce that it is hosting an Apple Day Celebration Event on October 28th (11-3pm) in Children’s Wood to help mark the 25th anniversary of Children’s Wood.  The Children’s Wood Project was launched during National Environment Week in 1992 and aimed to create areas of woodland by planting a tree for every baby born in the Taunton Deane area. Since 1992 around 3000 trees have been planted on the site which was declared a Local Nature Reserve in May 2003, and is now enjoyed throughout the seasons by local communities.


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Were you one of the Children’s Wood babies? Did you plant a tree for your child?...

..if so, come and celebrate the anniversary, as well as National Apple Day.  The event will include lots of family activities provided by the Trust, with the help of Somerset Art Works (SAW) such as apple juicing, arts and crafts and apple head carving. There will also be an apple circus run by FUSE Performance where you can learn to juggle with apples, make and take home some juggling balls and have a go at circus tricks and antics in a colourful bunting tent.   Light refreshments will be available on the day.

Jolyon Chesworth, Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Nature & Wellbeing Manager had this to say:

“The River Tone corridor is not only a really important habitat and movement corridor for a host of wonderful wildlife species such as Otters, bats and kingfishers, it also brings together some amazing green spaces, rich in wildlife, which local communities are able to enjoy with their families.  Children’s Wood is one of those fantastic green spaces which has been supported incredibly well by local community groups and Trust volunteers, so it’s great that we can celebrate the space, bring the community together and thank our volunteers, including those from Viridor Waste Management, for helping us keep Taunton’s natural places healthy for wildlife. As a Garden Town, looking after our green spaces so that people and wildlife can continue to enjoy them is vital. It’s going to be a really fun day”