Tree wardens thank President - with a tree
PUBLISHED: 13:55 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:12 05 April 2013
Earl Bathurst was recently presented with a Lucombe oak tree to mark his presidency of the Cotswold Tree Wardens group
Tree wardens thank President with a tree
Earl Bathurst was recently presented with a Lucombe oak tree to mark his presidency of the Cotswold Tree Wardens group. At a small ceremony, the Earl planted the tree in the garden of the Mansion House at Cirencester Park and thanked the groups coordinator Ann Jones for their kind gesture.Hewas also congratulated by Cllr Sue Jepson, the Cotswold District Council Cabinet Member responsible for heritage and conservation.
Speaking after the tree planting, Cllr Jepson said, I was delighted when I was invited to attend this small ceremony which gave me an opportunity to thank the Earl for presiding over the local tree wardens.I am sure that having such a high profile figurehead lends weight to their valuable conservation work, and also encourages others to support the efforts of this hard working and dedicated group of volunteers.
The Cotswold district boasts a wonderful variety of trees and the council is committed to supporting the tree wardens whenever the opportunity arises.Their work is immensely important on so many levels they promote and safeguard our magnificent natural heritage, educate the public about the value of woodlands, help preserve the Cotswolds as a haven for nature lovers, and generate economic benefits by boosting the appeal of the area as a holiday or day trip destination.
Pictured: Cllr Sue Jepson, Earl Bathurst and Cotswold Tree Wardens co-ordinator Ann Jones