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Stourbridge man's donation to help zoo mark milestone
4:09pm Monday 12th August 2013 in News
A STOURBRIDGE man has made a blooming kind donation to Dudley Zoo.
Roger Panter has given 25 native oak saplings to the attraction after reading about its plans to plant 600 new trees to mark its 76th anniversary.
Roger said: “My stepson got married more than two years ago and gave out trees to the guests as gifts.
“These were the surplus that I’ve nurtured ever since “When I read on Facebook that Dudley Zoo was planting 600 trees I thought I would ring and ask if the gardeners wanted mine.
“I’m absolutely delighted they will be put to good use and won’t go to waste.”
The new additions will join recently planted field maple, English oak and common beech saplings across the site.
DZG Head Gardener Carl Stevens said: “We are very grateful for Roger’s donation.
“We are planting up the hillside with native species, so the new trees will fit in extremely well and will flourish and be admired by visitors for years to come.”
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