Eyke East Suffolk

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.

Best wishes

Judy Clements

Hepworth: Remembrance trees.

‘In the village of Hepworth we sadly lost thirteen young men, who gave their lives in the first world war. They are thinking of planting thirteen trees in remembrance of them with various ideas, for example an avenue or circle of trees.’

News of this project will hopefully inspire other tree wardens, village/town committees and communities with ideas to plant trees in remembrance of the hundreds of thousands, of soldiers killed in the first world war.

It would be great if a tree could be planted for some or all of these men all over the country and would make a nice statement for future generations to see in remembrance of them.

Peregrine Penn. Tree Warden for Hepworth in West Suffolk