National Tree Week
Ron and I have just planted 13 oak saplings (grown at
home) in our small copse in Eyke. We have a further 14 to
plant, fingers crossed that they survive. We have a big deer
problem – they are nibbling the tops of our hawthorne and
blackthorns as well as decimating the hollies. Can’t do much
as there are simply too many young trees and too few
volunteers to even consider stronger deer protection.
I have a man here at Eyke who planted 40 saplings that I provided for him around 2 or 3 years ago. He has contacted me to say that he has managed to keep 60%, which are flourishing. He is now looking for some more to plant in his hedgerow, close to Church Lane. I know I have missed the Woodland Trust handout but should you here of any going begging I would love to let him know.