Tree Planting 31/1/16

Black poplars going in copyTree Planting at Poortown Road, near Peel at 11.00 a.m. on Sunday, 31st January 2016

We have a more challenging planting at Ballaneven Compost, Poortown Road.  We will be planting 200 trees as a new mixed hedge on top of the sod bank alongside the driveway, so sure-footed planters will be very welcome.  It is not as bad as I have made it seem, as the bank is easy to get on to.

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Tree Planting 29/11/15

140 downy birches ready to plantTree planting at Crosby at 11.00 a.m. on Sunday, 29th November 2015

We have been asked to plant trees to help in draining low land and augmenting established woodland which is being regenerated at Crosby. We will be planting a mixture of trees which will provide blossom, Autumn colour and berries, creating a wonderful habitat for wildlife. The site is flat and easy.

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The Ballabeg Planting 15/11/15

Muddy hands make light work copySometimes things conspire for the best… Wet land and water-loving trees. We had decided to plant 200 black poplars at the Trust’s field at Ballabeg. Why black poplars? Well, they are under threat. According to the The Forestry Commission, it is the most endangered timber tree in Britain. It has suffered from the lack of wetland areas, which have been progressively been drained over the last few hundred years. There may be fewer than 7,000 mature black poplars left in the UK.

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