We said farewell to the ailing Bhutan pine next to the Tea Kiosk in February 2022.   A replacement tree (see above) of the same species was planted  with the assistance of Reading Tree Wardens and has established well.

Tree wardens and some of the Friends  helped to spread the bark chippings from the felled Bhutan pine under the family yew and other trees in the gardens which were showing stress due to climate change and dry soil conditions.  The image above shows wood chippings spread around the black walnut tree.