Plymouth's Favourite Trees
This book is a fascinating collection of inspirational thoughts and accounts from people who care about trees and value their importance in city life. Written from the perspective of local people, it combines their stories with many interesting facts about Plymouth and the diversity of tree species.
Back in October 2003 The Herald asked readers to vote for their favourite trees in Plymouth to help raise awareness of the variety of fantastic trees in the city and to encourage more volunteer Tree Wardens.
The response from the public was remarkable with stories written with humour and memories as to why these trees were so special to the individual.
The Plymouth Tree Partnership setup a panel of national tree experts and enthusiasts to select the top 30 trees.
The original aim of creating a book was delayed due to lack of funding. However, in 2007 we secured a grant funded by the National Lottery through Awards for All, which has enabled us to collate and publish the book entitled ‘Plymouth’s Favourite Trees’. All profits from this book, on sale at £5.99, will go towards tree planting in Plymouth.
Jon Stokes of The Tree Council, which co-ordinates the volunteer Tree Warden Scheme nationally, said "This imaginative book should be essential reading for anyone who needs convincing about how much trees matter to a community, but is also a must-have for all those who are already converted. We congratulate Plymouth's Tree Wardens and everyone else who has played a key role in its publication."
The publication is now available either from the BTCV/Plymouth Tree Partnership office in Mutley (6 Mannamead Road, Mutley, Plymouth, PL4 7AA. Tel. 01752 301445) or via the following outlets: