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 Commemorative Trees

 Over the past 26 years we’ve planted trees to mark occasions, or in memory of much-loved Trust members, some of these trees include:

November 1986: An English oak which was planted in the field next to the playground to mark the start of  the Trust’s scheme to plant trees in the parish.







           Chard and Ilminster News 26.11.86  Photo courtesy of Ron Frampton                                                                  The same tree today

 In 1990 we planted a lime tree in the churchyard in memory of Ron Hawkes, an enthusiastic Trust supporter from the beginning and chairman in the early days.


In 1993 we planted 4 flowering trees outside the Village Hall next to the road. These are in memory of Peggy Montague who served on the committee and was a staunch Trust supporter.

There is a Sorbus - a mountain ash with white berries - planted at the Sport’s Club in memory of Terry Freeman, our long-standing treasurer.


           And there are two oak trees planted in the hedge opposite the school to mark our 20 year’s anniversary in 2006.

Apart from these commemorative trees, there are at least 200 trees in the parish that were planted by or with the help of the Village Trust.


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“An English Oak is planted by Thorncombe Village Trust to mark the beginning of a parish tree-planting scheme. The tree was grown from a Thorncombe acorn by Trust vice-chairman Peter Moreland. Also in the picture are committee members Carolyn Bonfield, Janet Walker, John Whitbread, Derrick Comley and Augusta Greenlees.”

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