Plant a tree in ’73 – View the scene in 2016



This little grove of Austrian or Corsican pines, planted in 1973, provides shade at the back of Dinas’ old school field, an area that had been the garden plot worked by the older pupils.

The national campaign to ‘Plant a tree in ’73’, just as Dutch Elm Disease was beginning to destroy much of Britan’s woodland, was a great success. Trees and land were donated, Local Authorities, schools, youth organisations, business and local communities did their bit and the enthusiasm generated led to the foundation of The Tree Council in the following year.

Len Urwin drew my attention to this hidden success story. We’re hoping that when ‘Bara Brith’ cafe gets even busier in the summer, some of us might be able to ‘take-away’ our tea and cake to sit out in the garden at the back. The trees will provide a welcome sunshade.

(The Tegfan family regrets that this is the last post that our original blogger was able to make. We will miss her interesting comments on life in Dinas.)


About bookvolunteer

I'm passionate about books, about Oxfam and about making the world a better place. When I'm not filling the shelves in Oxfam Wilmslow, I might be found reading the books I've bought in the beautiful surroundings of North Pembrokeshire.
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3 Responses to Plant a tree in ’73 – View the scene in 2016

  1. rANG bIRANGE says:

    Even if 1% of humans do it earth will becm a better planet

  2. cilshafe says:

    I do miss her and I always get pleasure from re-reading her thoughtful, informative posts about our local area.

  3. Earnest Lad says:

    I recall the project with affection

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