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Trees of Farleigh


Having picked up the mantle from the legend Cllr Mick Merritt and the late great Cllr Chris Stockwell, Mick kindly spent an evening with me going over the history, paperwork and records of West Farleigh's magnificent collection of Trees.


A few hours later Mick left me, Ed Boyd with a cacophony of data and my head in a spin trying to make sense of it all, this was going to be a tough one…… A trip to Waterstone’s to pick up the Collins 'Complete Guide to British Trees' and a third read through the paperwork Mick had provided and things were starting to slowly fall into place..


I've started to catalogue the Trees and their locations, as well as comments & suggested actions dating back to 2004 from experts from the village and the Kent Men of Trees. This has allowed me to get an invaluable overview of the evolving landscape and the history of the treatment and care given to our beloved ‘Arbor’, albeit from a relatively recent 2004.


I feel very privileged to live in the village of West Farleigh with its excellent variety of trees and locations and of course the villager’s over the years who have helped maintain and care for them, and wanted to share some of the comments that I have unearthed during the cataloguing process that we have received from the Kent Men of Trees Judges over recent years, please follow the below link:


Kent Men of the Trees Feedback - Previous Years



Annual Tree Competition - 2019 Round Up



Kent Men of Trees is a local organisation for promoting the Love of Trees and Encouraging the Planting and Protection of Trees in Kent, details of the annual competition and further information can be found here...


Another exceptional area of woodland in our village is Quarry Wood, managed by Kent Wildlife Trust. Filled with ancient trees, a great place for birdwatching, hunting fungi, litchies & mosses and of course spring flowers! Follow the link below for more information, maps and access:


Quarry Wood