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.)