As part of the Woodland trust commemoration of the Charter of the Forest, 1217, Chudleigh Town council has decided to plant three trees in the grassy area near to Bridgelands bridge. We have a hornbeam donated by the Woodland trust and two oak saplings dug from below our own twin oaks, which are thought to be 350 years old. We hope in this area they can grow to be at least 100 years old, and provide continuity in Chudleigh for the many veteran oaks in the woods and hedges in surrounding countryside.
We will plant them on the Saturday 2nd December and plan to combine it with a walk through the town, visiting notable trees on the way. We hope to start 2.30pm from the Town hall and everybody is welcome. We will protect them and look after them, but they will be quite small, this way they can establish themselves more quickly to become as grand as their parents.