[Discuss] Wilting trees on Midsummer Common

Heather Coleman hmc at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Wed May 4 14:18:21 BST 2011

Well I've forwarded that to a college rower friend - suggested she got the 
Boaties (who seem to spend a disproportionate amount of time at or near 
the river) involved and got it circulated round the college boat clubs. 
It's about time undergraduates realised it's a real town, not just a big 
university campus. 

On Wed, 4 May 2011, John Lawton wrote:

> We've just received this from Dick Baxter of Friends of Midsummer Common:
> Lack of rain is causing stess to most of the 50 new trees planted on
> Midsummer Common. The Council is trying to get emergency waterings but
> this is not proving easy. If any of you are free to take buckets of
> water from the river and pour them over the roots of the new willows and
> poplars along the riverside it cannot but help keep them alive. The
> Council can then divert their attention to the inland limes which are
> showing most distress.
> Your help would be appreciated (especially by the trees!).
> John Lawton
> SOS Chair
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