Ever since the decimation of Hythe’s tree stock by Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970s, Hythe Civic Society has taken a pro-active interest in the management of Hythe's trees. Ron Collins, HCS chairman at that time, was one of the main organisers of the Hythe Tree Campaign. In 2003 we organised the planting of two Amelanchiers in his memory. Recently we have been working with Shepway District Council's tree officer on the problem of ash die-back in the area.
Over the years, we have arranged for a number of new trees to be planted, some as memorials:
2006 an oak to celebrate the appointment of Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce, KG, GCB, OBE, DL as our Patron.
2006 a walnut in memory of John Davies, ex-Chairman of HCS.
2008 6 field maples and 9 small-leaf limes.
2014 a memorial oak.
2016 a memorial lilac.
Locations include Eaton Lands, The Grove, Holman's Field, Green Lane and Oaklands. At the request of Hythe Town Council, we have also planted several new hedgerows (using our reliable team of volunteers) notably at the South Road allotments, at The Grove, at Oaklands and along the fence at Hythe Cricket Club.