I was pleased to support the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) recent Environmental Horticulture Growth Strategy launch and was delighted to pledge to plant a tree for our community.
The initiative is kindly sponsored by members of the HTA and Eden Garden Centre in Dundonald is one of those supporting this good cause. I would like to give my deep thanks to Emma and Rob and their team at Eden for sponsoring the gifting of this Prunus Serrula, or Birch Bark Cherry Tree as it is commonly known, which was thoughtfully selected for its unique colouring and interesting bark patterns.
This beautiful tree has now been given to the children at Netherthird Primary School to be planted for them to watch it blossom and grow along with them, as well as for all the community to enjoy.
The horticulture industry is so very important for the environment, health and wellbeing and local jobs – and it is so very important for our young folks to enjoy and learn as much as they can about the industry from an early age.