Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
It was lovely to be at the launch of the National Trust’s #blossomwatch event held in the Commons.
The event was hosted by fellow Co Chair, Tracey Crouch of the All Party Group for the National Trust.
I really welcome this new initiative, we need to be planting more trees. I along side many others in the community was upset at the vandalism of the blossom trees planted at Devil’s Point last year. These trees were part of the National Trust’s former ‘Blossom Together’ initiative. The vandalised trees have now been coppiced and will hopefully grow back stronger.
Blossom heralds the start of Spring. The Japanese have a special festival celebrating blossom and the National Trust is trying to start a real spring focus on planting blossom trees here in Britain. I planted two blossom trees in my garden a couple of years ago and I love their pink flowers at this time of year. Let’s plant more blossom trees right across Plymouth.