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We are coming to the end of the Winter planting season – just 3 more work parties to go before the end of March when we have to stop planting. The trees are already starting to bud – and today’s work party enjoyed some wonderful sunshine.

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This spurred the volunteers on to plant over 3000 trees, a fantastic achievement!

We still have plenty more trees to plant before the end of the month, though!

The 3 work parties left are on Wednesday 15th March, Tuesday 21st March and Monday 27th March.

If you haven’t been before and would like to come along to help in planting the last trees of the season, please email heartwood@woodlandtrust.org.uk for further details.

We usually meet at 10am, with the meeting location varying according to where the work parties are based.

The sessions finish around 3pm, but people come and go as they need to. Hot drinks are provided but if you are staying for the whole day, please bring your own lunch. Please also make sure that you are wearing suitable clothing and footwear.

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The car park may be temporarily closed, but work parties are going on as usual. If you would like to come along, please contact heartwood@woodlandtrust.org.uk in order to find out where to meet the group or for further details. We usually meet at 10am, but the meeting location varies according to where the work parties are based.

Work party dates for this season are:

 

Jan 12, 18, 24, 30

Feb 7, 14 (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A CHANGE OF DATE), 23

March 3, 9, 15, 21

The sessions finish around 3pm, but people come and go as they need to. Hot drinks are provided but if you are staying for the whole day, please bring your own lunch. Please also make sure that you are wearing suitable clothing and footwear.

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The new planting season is officially here, so we now have work parties running every week with the first one taking place yesterday. The main activity through the winter is tree planting, although work parties do carry out other activities too.

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We started off in sunshine, survived a heavy downpour just after lunch and the sun came out again for the rest of the afternoon.

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Around 1500 new trees were planted yesterday. They aren’t always easy to spot on the photos!

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Work party dates for this season are:

Nov 17, 23, 29

Dec 5, 13, 21

Jan 6, 12, 18, 24, 30

Feb 7, 15, 23,

March 3, 9, 15, 21

We usually meet at 10am, but the meeting location varies according to where the work parties are based. The sessions finish around 3pm, but people come and go as they need to. Hot drinks are provided but if you are staying for the whole day, please bring your own lunch. Please also make sure that you are wearing suitable clothing and footwear.

Please contact heartwood@woodlandtrust.org.uk for further details or to let us know that you will be coming along.

 

 

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Don’t forget our planting session at Heartwood Forest – only a week and a half to go! Why not come along and plant some trees – it’s a great activity for all ages!

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On Friday we had the first Winter work party of the year and the first opportunity to plant trees this year.

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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!

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Weather rarely bothers the hardy bunch of enthusiastic volunteers at Heartwood, and there was a fantastic turn out.

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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.

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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 heartwood@woodlandtrust.org.uk for further details or to let us know that you will be coming along.

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It’s the final public planting of the 2013-2014 season on Saturday 15th March. Why not come along and lend a hand? Spades and trees are all provided, and make sure you wear suitable clothes and footwear.

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