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Today's activity at Centenary Park

Seven hardy volunteers came to help at Centenary Park today on what turned out to be a fresh morning after Storm Brian™ had finally blown himself out late last night.

50 more mixed trees were planted in "Carole's Acre" and thanks to our speedy, expert planters, we were left with some time to dig out more gorse bush roots before stopping for a well deserved brew. Removal of roots is a painstaking job but ever so important as the stumpy roots can prove hazardous when strimming around the new trees.

Watchers of our page might remember a call for help from our friend Camilla who wondered if anyone would have the time and strength to rescue and replant a three year old self-seeded ash tree which was sitting beside a footpath after someone removed it from her garden where its container had rotted and damaged the council decking.

Well, we're happy to report that the tree was collected and replanted and that the lovely lady, Camilla, brought some carrot cake and pastries up to the park as a note of thanks today.

A great day all round! Blessed be! ~IOMWT
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Todays activity at Centenary Park

Seven hardy volunteers came to help at Centenary Park today on what turned out to be a fresh morning after Storm Brian™ had finally blown himself out late last night.  

50 more mixed trees were planted in Caroles Acre and thanks to our speedy, expert planters, we were left with some time to dig out more gorse bush roots before stopping for a well deserved brew.  Removal of roots is a painstaking job but ever so important as the stumpy roots can prove hazardous when strimming around the new trees.  

Watchers of our page might remember a call for help from our friend Camilla who wondered if anyone would have the time and strength to rescue and replant a three year old self-seeded ash tree which was sitting beside a footpath after someone removed it from her garden where its container had rotted and damaged the council decking.  

Well, were happy to report that the tree was collected and replanted and that the lovely lady, Camilla, brought some carrot cake and pastries up to the park as a note of thanks today.

A great day all round!  Blessed be!  ~IOMWT

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So far, the weather report for this Sunday is looking good with only isolated showers, some sunny intervals and the rain holding off until the afternoon - just in time to water the trees!

Our plan is to plant the remaining 50 trees on the ground which was cleared up at Centenary Park during the week, and to make additional room if needed. A few brave souls can also continue digging out Buddleja roots, a task which allows turning physics into action by handling a crowbar.

Unless it is heavy rain we will be there from 11am until 1pm - slowly but steadily working on further transforming the area.

If you're joining us, we’d advise you to wear something sturdy and waterproof on your feet and clothes you won’t mind getting a bit muddy! As always, we'll have tea and coffee for everyone afterwards, but we'll never say 'no' to a cake or a tasty biscuit to go with it if you fancy bringing some to share.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! ~IOMWT
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So far, the weather report for this Sunday is looking good with only isolated showers, some sunny intervals and the rain holding off until the afternoon - just in time to water the trees!

Our plan is to plant the remaining 50 trees on the ground which was cleared up at Centenary Park during the week, and to make additional room if needed.  A few brave souls can also continue digging out Buddleja roots, a task which allows turning physics into action by handling a crowbar.  

Unless it is heavy rain we will be there from 11am until 1pm - slowly but steadily working on further transforming the area.

If youre joining us, we’d advise you to wear something sturdy and waterproof on your feet and clothes you won’t mind getting a bit muddy!  As always, well have tea and coffee for everyone afterwards, but well never say no to a cake or a tasty biscuit to go with it if you fancy bringing some to share.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! ~IOMWT

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Camilla DrummondWould anyone have the time strength to rescue & replant a 3yr old self seeded Ash tree in about 2ftx2ftx1ft (depth) of solid compost/soil which is solid due to roots & so quite heavy. It is now sitting beside the footpath through the woods down to the bridge on the main rd in Union Mills from Snugborough. but needs replanting. (Someone removed it from my garden where it's container had rotted & damaged the council decking 🙁

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The Memorial Wood may have been completed but there's still work going on at the Onchan Centenary Park.

Today saw roughly 50 trees being planted that needed to go in while the weather remains kind. Twelve volunteers were on site and were divided into three teams.

Some trees were planted just inside the site gate below the Water Board building where they will ultimately screen the building off but not obscure the memorial wood's central avenue.

Others went in in the north corner above the memorial wood, while the rest went in between the Trust's container and the ash trees whose seeds had been in space.

Lydia found a ladybird that Professor Maddrell could not identify but some post-planting research showed us that it was the halyzia sedecimguttata. It's striking appearance is characterised by cream spots on orange wings. We also spotted orange and grey fungal fruiting bodies near our container.

Once we were all home and dry, the rain started, which means that the trees will have got off to a good start.

If you would like to help with the work, another opportunity is next week at the park on Sunday October 22nd between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m when we'll be planting 50 more trees. See you there? ~IOMWT
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The Memorial Wood may have been completed but theres still work going on at the Onchan Centenary Park.  

Today saw roughly 50 trees being planted that needed to go in while the weather remains kind. Twelve volunteers were on site and were divided into three teams.  

Some trees were planted just inside the site gate below the Water Board building where they will ultimately screen the building off but not obscure the memorial woods central avenue.  

Others went in in the north corner above the memorial wood, while the rest went in between the Trusts container and the ash trees whose seeds had been in space.

Lydia found a ladybird that Professor Maddrell could not identify but some post-planting research showed us that it was the halyzia sedecimguttata.  Its striking appearance is characterised by cream spots on orange wings.  We also spotted orange and grey fungal fruiting bodies near our container.

Once we were all home and dry, the rain started, which means that the trees will have got off to a good start.

If you would like to help with the work, another opportunity is next week at the park on Sunday October 22nd between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m when well be planting 50 more trees.  See you there?  ~IOMWT

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Drew BoydJust been up to check on the trees after the storm. They're all still standing. 🙂

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Sarah Marie CallinLovely morning - the weather was kind xx

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TREE PLANTING AT CENTENARY PARK THIS SUNDAY!

The weatherman seems confident that this Sunday will be dry and although still cloudy at times, some brighter interludes are likely. The ground has been softened by the rain over the last few days which makes a perfect day for planting trees.

We have around 100 trees to plant at various points around the park as well as some general maintenance work, so could really use as many hands on deck as possible. We'll be there from 11am and will work until around 1pm. If you're joining us, we’d advise you to wear something sturdy and waterproof on your feet and clothes you won’t mind getting a bit muddy!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! ~IOMWT
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TREE PLANTING AT CENTENARY PARK THIS SUNDAY!

The weatherman seems confident that this Sunday will be dry and although still cloudy at times, some brighter interludes are likely.  The ground has been softened by the rain over the last few days which makes a perfect day for planting trees.

We have around 100 trees to plant at various points around the park as well as some general maintenance work, so could really use as many hands on deck as possible.  Well be there from 11am and will work until around 1pm.  If youre joining us, we’d advise you to wear something sturdy and waterproof on your feet and clothes you won’t mind getting a bit muddy! 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!  ~IOMWT

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Isle of Man Woodland Trust added 7 new photos — with Falk Ishere and Phil Corlett.

Centenary Park Update from our Site Manager and Trust Director, Falk Horning.

Today we continued clearing "Carol's Acre". Thick bramble and gorse had to be taken out and many stones moved to make it more accessible for tools in the future. Whenever one stops working, a quick glance is worthwhile as the view is astonishing from up there.

The weather was very calm, it was so pleasant and the work so warming that some of the volunteers only worked in t-shirts while wearing heavy boots on wet grounds. One advantage of the approaching winter is that mowing and strimming will be less needed. Instead it will be time to plant trees soon again!

Would you like to join us? Or would you like us to plant trees on your land? Get in touch - we'd love to hear from you! ~IOMWT
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Centenary Park Update from our Site Manager and Trust Director, Falk Horning.

Today we continued clearing Carols Acre.  Thick bramble and gorse had to be taken out and many stones moved to make it more accessible for tools in the future.  Whenever one stops working, a quick glance is worthwhile as the view is astonishing from up there.

The weather was very calm, it was so pleasant and the work so warming that some of the volunteers only worked in t-shirts while wearing heavy boots on wet grounds.  One advantage of the approaching winter is that mowing and strimming will be less needed.  Instead it will be time to plant trees soon again! 

Would you like to join us?  Or would you like us to plant trees on your land?  Get in touch - wed love to hear from you!  ~IOMWT