Sparkford Copse Trust

About the Trust
The Millenium Field

Spring 2000

The first Spring for the Millennium field has brought an encouraging crop of wild flowers and encouraging signs of sprouting of the newly planted tress.
first daffodils

Clumps of daffodils, narcissi and snowdrops were well in evidence amongst the newly planted trees with clumps of blue and white violets and cowslips in the hedgerows near Jays Bridge.
new stile

The South Somerset District Council's countryside team led by Alyson Roxburgh installed two stiles for access at the top and bottom of the field and a third that provides easy access into the new Trust field across the lane.

Work has now started to build a stone seat at the top of the field. This will enable visitors to enjoy the magnificent view from this vantage point. The seat will be a gift from Sparkford Parish Council.
Planting willow tree
Thanks to Wessex Water we were able to use their JCB to excavate a new pond in the corner nearest the railway embankment.

Donations and gifts of trees are still being received for the field. Our picture shows Trust Chairman Nigel Marshall planting a weeping willow provided by a generous benefactor.

The Trust is funded by subscriptions from members and by maintenance grants from the Forestry Authority. Valuable technical support is also provided by Somerset County Council, the Woodland Trust and the Somerset Wildlife Advisory Trust. Subscription rates are:-

 Annual Membership 2.00

OAPs and those in full time education 0.50

 Life Membership 25.00

Corporate or Family Membership 5.00

Anyone wishing to support the Trust should contact Wg Cmr N Marshall 01963-440851.

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