Boost for the Family Tree Field

Plymouth Tree Partnership has received £12,000 to make a new seating area in the Family Tree Field in Plymouth’s Central Park, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The funding boost from Postcode Local Trust means that an area in the centre of the field will be levelled and two new hand-crafted benches installed to make an attractive place where park visitors can sit and admire the trees and the views.  It will also create a focal point for events where people can learn about trees and nature, and improve their health and well-being.

Alan Harvey, a volunteer Tree Warden with Plymouth Tree Partnership who co-ordinates the Family Tree Scheme, said the funding award is extremely welcome and would make the Family Tree Field even more beautiful.  “The aim is to create a place where people can relax in natural surroundings and unwind,” he said. “With public donations, volunteer spadework and grants like this from the Postcode Local Trust, the field is steadily becoming an outstanding feature in the heart of Central Park.”