Wakelyns Tree Planting Day – Saturday 25 January 2020

Wakelyns is an organic rotation agroforestry farm in Suffolk UK

Over the years, some of the trees in the Wakelyns agroforestry tree lines died or were damaged; and some of the tree lines were never quite completed. 

With assistance from Paul Jackson, who has looked after the Wakelyns trees for many years, we are holding a Wakelyns Tree Planting Day on Saturday 25 January.

Everyone is welcome to come along to help and join in the fun. The more people we have, the more trees we can plant, making for more apples, cherries, quinces, figs, sweet chestnuts, habitats, carbon sequestration, and everything else which comes with tree planting, down the line.

We will provide all the trees, refreshments and, with luck, good weather! If you are up for joining us on the 25th that would be great.

If you would like to plant trees at Wakelyns, please fill in your details on the Wakelyn’s website: http://www.wakelyns.co.uk/ and you will be put on the contact database and sent more details of the event nearer the 25th.

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IVY Boon or Bane

Another item from Havant Borough Tree Wardens in SE Hampshire.

A recent planning application that included the removal of the ivy from the trees brought to the surface the Arboricultural Practice Note APN 10 which deals with Ivy – Boon or Bane?
This article from the Arboricultural Association is an interesting read if you’re trying to decide if you should remove the ivy from your trees. It sets out the arguments for and against and says there is no prevailing view on whether ivy should be removed.
The CO2 capture of these plants is not dealt with in the document.