In this issue: with 2021 marking the 60th anniversary of the Society’s founding, we take a look back at those early years and how and why it all began; we report how trees planted in those days as part of the Society’s Tree Scheme are still standing and thriving; we express our frustration at Covid forcing the cancellation of the events we had planned; we explore the limitations of the government’s 'The England Trees Action Plan 2021-2024’; we recall how in 2013 the Society presented Natural England with an exhaustive and carefully researched case for the South Devon AONB to be reclassified as a National Park, and for its boundaries to be extended up the Avon Valley, but that it was not until the month before this Newsletter went to press that a response was finally received; and our Planning Team again offer some updates on a number of applications.