A GROUP of volunteers in Tadley have come together to create three ‘Tree Trails’ for the whole community to enjoy this summer.

As previously reported by the Gazette, the community in Tadley got behind a campaign to save a much-loved oak tree in the town at the end of last year.

Now, a group of volunteers have worked together to create three tree tails in the area.

Tadley resident Carol Monaghan said: “The trails will showcase the wonderful wealth of trees in the neighbourhood, and hopefully raise public awareness of the importance of trees in the local community, as well as raising awareness of environmental issues.

“The campaign in late 2020 to save the New Road oak tree sparked an upsurge in public awareness of environmental issues in the town, and the idea of a Tree Trail was born.”

The volunteers have been busy hiking around Tadley, Baughurst and Pamber Forest, recording notable, unusual or important trees and mapping them to create trails for all the family to take part in.

It is planned that the trails will go "live" in time for the May half-term, and an art competition for young people up to the age of 16 to design a "super-tree" is running alongside the trails, with prizes awarded for the best entries received.

There will also be the opportunity to vote for "Tadley's Favourite Tree" once the trails have been walked.

More details can be found on social media: @tadleyenvironmentalgroup or on Facebook: "Tadley's Favourite Tree".