On Friday we had the first Winter work party of the year and the first opportunity to plant trees this year.
The weather wasn’t great at the start – strong wind and driving rain – but the sky soon turned blue and the sun even managed to come out for a while!
Weather rarely bothers the hardy bunch of enthusiastic volunteers at Heartwood, and there was a fantastic turn out.
The work party concentrated on planting the first trees forming part of the arboretum going in to Heartwood, which will be an area for people to visit to see a huge number of different species of native trees – around 8000 trees covering 60 species – divided into different areas according to their uses.
876 trees were planted, covering 8 species. Some were planted with guards, some without. This varied according to species.
There are plenty more work parties happening over the season – why not come and join us for a session or two? Whether you come to one or to many, all help is very much appreciated!
Dates for this season are as follows:
Nov 19, 25
Dec 1, 7, 15
Jan 6, 14, 22, 25
Feb 3, 9, 15, 23
Mar 2, 10, 18
We usually meet at 10am, but the meeting location varies according to where the work parties are based. The sessions finish by 3pm, but people come and go as they need to.
Please contact email@example.com for further details or to let us know that you will be coming along.