Holt Probus Club enjoy tree-mendous talk
- Credit: Robin Johnson
North Norfolk District Council's landscape officer, Simon Case, spoke to Holt and District Probus Club members earlier this month.
Countryside hedges are important for maintaining bio-diversity and one of a local authority's jobs is to look after them. It is not always appreciated that most countryside hedgerows are protected by law and that planning permission is needed to remove one.
Members were shown pictures of many trees that were regarded as being valuable and some that were not. Simon also showed some pictures of trees that had been correctly looked after – and some that had not.
Simon's talk was well received by the members – both as to trees that they might have in their own gardens and as to trees that are an amenity asset to everybody.
Meetings of Holt and District Probus Club are normally held at lunchtime on the first Thursday each month at the Feathers in Holt.