Rare tree in Bognor Regis needs a new home

The Norfolk Island pine at Bognor Regis Nursery School
The Norfolk Island pine at Bognor Regis Nursery School

A new home is needed for a rare tree that has outgrown its home at Bognor Regis Nursery School.

The Norfolk Island pine (araucaria heterophylla) sits in the reception area at the nursery, in Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis.

Receptionist Jenni Clark said: “These trees are rare in this country, directly due to their inability to survive outside in most parts of the UK. The Scilly Isles and Channel Islands have some but they are rarely found on the mainland.

“Our problem is that it has outgrown its pot and almost outgrown our nursery school reception area.

“We desperately do not want to fell it as it is such a special tree, so we are looking for someone who would like to take it on. They would need to get a new pot for it.”

Anyone with green fingers keen to help can contact 01243 642924.

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