Many thanks to the
STWN and the Woodland Trust for the parcel of trees which were
delivered in mid December. We have made good use of them here in
I planted 21 one of
them at the top of a rather exposed bank and path called Pask’s Path
which leads from the village to the village Millennium Wood (owned by
the Woodland Trust but planted and managed by the village).
We also planted some in a new cemetery we have created in the village.
A few of the others I have potted on for future use around the village.
John Kemp, Tree warden for Hartest parish in Babergh
The following are details of workshops in Suffolk, more details on these and other courses can be found at www.orchardseast.org.uk
Suffolk, January 2019
Sunday 27 January
– Espalier and Reformative Fruit Tree Pruning, Waldringfield
Scattered Orchard, Waldringfield, Suffolk. 1000-1530. Tutor Dr Anna
workshop is aimed at those who wish to learn how to restore
espaliers, which have grown beyond their formal boundaries,
concentrating upon reforming the main branch structure. It will also
cover reformative pruning of apple trees of 15-40 years of age, which
have had minimal pruning in recent years. No previous experience is
required. The workshop will take place outdoors, tools and PPE are
provided. There is a £15 charge for this event, to support
Waldringfield Scattered Orchard.
In 2018, Suffolk
Tree Warden Network (STWN) organised a number of tree-related events
and workshops in Suffolk, including Spring Forum & AGM, Woodland
Management, Tree Identification & Tree Warden Role and Tree
In cooperation with
the Woodland Trust, STWN was able to offer free tree packs to Suffolk
Tree Wardens and distributed over 2,500 young trees before Christmas.
Suffolk Tree Wardens
were also kept informed about events & training courses put on by
national & East Anglian organisations/charities such as Forestry
Commission Tree Health seminar, Orchards East Plum and Cobnut Day and
Tree Council’s Tree Warden Regional Forum.
STWN will be
organising a similar number of events again this year, starting with
the Spring Forum & AGM in East Suffolk – date & venue to be