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
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.