Visiting children planting trees at Bosinver
May 17, 2012
-- The plan is to plant a tree for every booking Bosinver receives in 2012. Based on previous years’ figures, this will be around 700 trees in total. The trees they have chosen are all indigenous species including blackthorn, dogwood, hawthorn, hazel and holly. Each type of tree has been carefully selected to fit in with the existing habitat as well as the benefits it offers for wildlife.
Tree planting sessions at Bosinver started during the Easter holidays and will continue throughout the year, with around 20 trees being planted each week. Several families have joined in to help plant the trees each week, and they have given the scheme an enthusiastic thumbs up. Every tree will ‘belong’ to a family and will be labelled with their name, or the name of whoever they choose to dedicate it to.
The tree planting scheme was owner Pat Smith’s idea:
“We wanted to do something to celebrate the Jubilee that everyone who comes to Bosinver can get involved in. Many of our guests are regular visitors, so we thought it would be nice for the children in particular to be able to come back and visit their tree every year and see how it’s grown. It’s also a fun thing for families to do together while they’re on holiday as well as a chance for children to learn more about different types of trees.”
Her husband David comments: “We plant trees at Bosinver every year, but this is the first time we’ve decided to plant on such a large scale. It’s great to think we’ll be leaving a lasting legacy as well as doing something that benefits the environment to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee.”
Pat and David bought Bosinver in 1998 and are committed to sustainable tourism. They have won several awards during the time they’ve been running Bosinver, including Gold for “Large Self Catering Establishment of the Year” and Silver for “Sustainable Tourism Award” in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2011. They have also held the prestigious Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award since 2008.
For further information on Bosinver please visit http://www.bosinver.co.uk