Richard Huish College has received a kind donation of a very special tree by the Arts Taunton Group as part of a continuing partnership.
The tree, a Sciadopytis Verticillata, or more commonly known as a Japanese Umbrella Pine, has been donated by Dilly Bradley, a member of the Arts Taunton Group, which adds to the already significant collection of specimen trees around the College, which itself is alleged to be on the site of an old arboretum.
Dilly commented: “I wanted to donate this special tree as a small contribution to Richard Huish College to add to the rich heritage of Taunton and Taunton Deane and as commitment to all the good work we do together.”
The planting is in recognition of the strong partnership between Huish and the Arts Taunton Group on strategic community and arts issues and to further the College’s support of Taunton’s garden town status.
As a mark of appreciation for the donation and the work the college does with Arts Taunton, a tree planting ceremony was held on Tuesday 9th May, where the tree was positioned in the garden of the Rowan building, adding to the greening of the College as part of a larger initiative.
Principal John Abbott said: “The planting of the tree reinforces our collective desire and action to ensure that our campus is a green and pleasant work/study environment. It also supports the work our staff are currently undertaking with Somerset Wildlife Trust in greening the campus.”