Plum and Cobnut Open Day

Saturday 17th August from 1000-1600 at
Home Farm, Great Green, Thrandeston, Suffolk, IP21 4BL.
Everyone welcome.

This event was supposed to happen on 10th August but has been RESCHEDULED due to a severe weather warning – high winds.

Drop in any time to see a display of plums, gages, damsons and other stone fruits, cobnuts and filberts, and bring any of your plums or cobnuts you would like identified. 

If you do decide to bring some fruit for display we would like at least 5 examples of ripe, (preferably not over-ripe) fruit or nut clusters with their stalks and a small twig with some leaves; we would also value knowing what you do with the fruit or nuts – eat raw or cooked for example – and a photograph of the tree is always helpful.  In the case of cobnuts they will still be green, but in mid-August the kernel should be fully grown, and edible as a green nut, which was always one way in which they were sold in the past.  You can always keep early fruit in a refrigerator if you think they won’t make it to the day.

Food Historian and Cook Monica Askay will be there with an opportunity to taste a range of plums, gages, and cobnuts. There is also an opportunity to walk a 1.3km permissive footpath (dogs welcome but on a lead, please) round this part of the farm (which features a 12 year old orchard).

This event is in and around one of Orchard East’s Co-Chair Paul Read’s barns, with parking close by in the nearby field (and with portaloo). The post code in Satnav should bring you to the parking field gate entrance, and there will be notices along the lane. 

Hope to see as many of you there as possible!

All the best, Howard Project Manager Orchards East School of History Follow us on Twitter @orchardseast, Facebook and Instagram

STWN Forum & AGM 2019 Sunday 28th April 2019, 9.30am-5pm

This year’s Suffolk Tree Warden Network Spring Forum & AGM will be held in Ufford, Sunday 28 April hosted by the East Suffolk Tree Warden Group.

The theme for the day will be. Working Together for Trees & Landscapes.

Event open to Suffolk Tree Wardens and other interested people. Booking essential.

For details and map visit our members page here

Orchards East event

Thursday 21 March, University of East Anglia, Norwich, at 6pm:  

Join Tom Williamson at University of East Anglia’s School of History for a fascinating update on Orchards East’s research and discoveries so far, drawing upon fantastic work undertaken by our volunteer surveyors and historical researchers. Come along to share the latest thinking on orchards in the East of England – and to find out how you too can get involved!

Further information here

Tree Planting in Hartest,

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 Hartest.

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).

Job well done: Hartest volunteers after completing planting the trees and protecting them with deer guards.

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