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The man behind our trees!

At the club meeting in May, on Zoom, we heard from Dave Stubington, the Gosport Borough Council arborist who arranged for our 3 cherry trees to be planted in Lee-on-the-Solent Recreation Ground. They will need some tending over the next few years, but Dave and his team will be there to make sure they get established.
He had started work with no particular interest in trees, but ended up responsible for over 70,000 of them! The storm of 1987 had seen him called out at 2am to collect a chain saw and deal with all the fallen and hung-up trees.  He went on to study at Sparsholt College, and after he qualified, he took the new role of Tree Officer for the council.