Brightlingsea Town Council is participating in the the Royal Society of Biology’s Biology Week by planting trees in the Lozenge wildlife area.
Brightlingsea resident Roger Tabor, who is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology and is President of the British Naturalist Association said, “Planting trees is an ideal way to get involved as it helps counter global warming.”
Together with the Town Mayor, Graham Steady, town councillors, council staff and volunteers, Roger will be planting two locally grown native ash trees in a bid to maintain the genetic diversity of the species and help its survival in the UK. Since 2012, ash trees in the South East of England have been badly affected by ash dieback disease, which probably developed from imported European trees carrying a fungus from the Far East. Also being planted is a sweet chestnut which, although not native, was introduced to this area by the Romans 2000 years ago. The planting will take place at the Lozenge on Lower Park Road at 2.30 pm on Friday 11th October. All are welcome.