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Frinton: Young gardeners help plant replacement trees
7:30am Friday 1st November 2013 in News
GREEN-FINGERED school children helped to plant new trees near Frinton seafront to replace a decaying ash tree.
The youngsters from Tendring Technology College and Frinton Primary School were drafted in to help with the planting at the Crescent Gardens.
A huge 60-year-old and 40ft high ash tree was recently chopped down at the garden due to serious decay.
And the school pupils were brought in to help Tendring Council gardeners and Frinton in Bloom volunteers to plant two replacement trees and a display of flowers.
Tendring Council environment boss Nick Turner said he regretted the loss of the ash but was delighted to see two beech trees take its place in the gardens.
“Although run by the Council, the community helps to look after this site and it was good to see the young people involved in the planting of the trees and bulbs,” he said.
“Crescent Gardens is one of three sites to proudly boast a prestigious national Green Flag award along with Clacton Seafront and Gardens and Weeley Crematorium, of which we are very proud.
“I am sure the new beeches will give just as much pleasure as the ash for many years to come.”
Plans are in place to carve the stump of the ash tree into a new feature.