Planting the Millennium Field
The Millennium Copse tree-planting weekend was held at the end of November 1999 during which volunteers planted some 1200 trees.
Blessed with fine, mild weather with plenty of sunshine, the work went ahead steadily and enjoyably, starting with the children from the Primary School in Queen Camel who came on Friday afternoon with trees that they had grown from seed.
James Foster-Pegg of Castle Gardens Nursery presented a Commemorative Tree to Chairman Nigel Marshall on behalf of Castle Gardens and planted it near the entrance to the new Copse.
Almost 1200 trees were planted that weekend by the many helpers who came to the site.
Thanks are due to all those who generously responded to the appeal for tree sponsorship; to those who helped with the stake positioning before the planting weekend; to all those who planted the trees and positioned the tree shelters and mulch mats, and the many helpers who lent a trailer tent for both days and organised and provided the refreshments.
Everyone enjoyed taking part and felt that they had made a lasting contribution to marking the new Millennium. The trees have now been well watered in the intervening weeks!