We should learn from this attitude. Our difficulties are here to make us stronger ! More Trees Less Assholes
Isle of Man Woodland Trust added 19 new photos.
Planting at Onchan Centenary park, Sunday May 22 2017.
In ideal weather 16 of us planted a further 240 trees in the memorial wood. That completes the 1267 trees we had originally planned to plant. However, because of the wretched wet weather earlier in the year, we were not able to plant on the western side of the plot. The new planting of 240 trees there still leaves some significant gaps, so Clive has plans to plant more trees - which we have in stock at our nursery - to
make the site look fully planted. Some of the lines of trees to the east we should perhaps regard as not being part of the wood, more of a shelter belt.
It was good to see a patch of English bluebells on site. Now that they can see the sky, they should spread and colonise the ground under the trees.
Vivienne was not well, but even so she delivered a superb mix of flapjacks, ginger cake, fruit cake and layered cake, as well as hot water for tea and coffee. We certainly did them justice when we stopped for refreshments! All were either consumed on site or taken away in doggy bags!
Also on site were people from the Community service who strimmed round some of the trees planted to the south a year ago or so. And Nigel got on to the roof of the container to rustproof some patches where the paint had been lost in use.
So a very busy day. The site looks more and more different from its appearance two years ago when work started there. Well done, everyone, especially the project manager, Clive! ... See MoreSee Less
Tree Planting at Centenary Park, Birch Hill, Onchan
11.00 a.m. on Sunday, 21st May 2017
Our last planting of 240 trees at our site at Centenary Park, Birch Hill, Onchan, to add to the Memorial 100 Woodland for The Royal British Legion, which will have 1,267 trees to celebrate the life of every Manx man who died in the First World War.
We will meet at 11.00 a.m. and guarantee to have coffee, tea and cakes for everyone afterwards. Please wear warm clothes, and stout shoes or boots. If you could bring garden gloves it would be a help, and we will have plenty of spades available. Members of The Royal British Legion and the Onchan W.I. have been invited to come along and join in if they
would like to.
DIRECTIONS for Sunday 21st May 2017
Travelling from Douglas to Onchan, at the traffic lights by the MANX ARMS Public House in Onchan Village, TURN LEFT into Avondale Road. Continue up Avondale Road (which becomes Hillberry Road) until you come to TRAFFIC LIGHTS. TURN RIGHT into Highfield Crescent and continue on until you come to the green area which leads to Highfield Close. Parking is limited round Highfield Crescent, so please park tidily. WALK along Highfield Close (to the left of Highfield Crescent). There is an ALLEYWAY between the end houses which leads you to a latch-gate, then TURN LEFT along the grass track to Centenary Park.
There are several buses which serve Highfield Crescent and Birch Hill from Douglas. The numbers are 1, 1H, 11, 12, 12A, 22 and 25.
The map reference is OS 386 793. ... See MoreSee Less
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Planting at Ballasalla, Sunday May 14 2017.
Today we had 200 trees to plant as a new hedge on a sunny slope in a new garden of a new house in Ballasalla. Our planters must be masochists as it seems they will only appear when it's cold and unwelcoming. So today's warm and sunny weather resulted in three planters only appearing, Vivienne, Mrs Quilliam and Simon. Could have been a very embarrassing disaster were it not for Ray, the estate manager, who pitched in to help. He dug all the holes and that in very difficult ground, a building site as was but now compacted subsoil full of stones.
So our team of planters putting in the trees was just Mrs Q and
Vivienne. Between them they planted something like 120 trees in three hours, only stopping when completely worn out. Ray, bless him, undertook to plant the remaining trees over the next couple of days.
Half way through we stopped to rest and revive with coffee or tea - and there was plenty of cakes and flapjacks to go around, of course! Vivienne made up a nice doggy bag full of delights for Ray to sustain him while he finishes the job.
Next week we are up at Onchan Centenary Park again; hope to see you there at 11 on Sunday the 21st. ... See MoreSee Less
Steven CroweSo sorry could not make it today, as had another charity event. I thought there would be plenty of help with that one that sounded so gentle!! Obviously not, so even more deserved praise - well done.1 month ago · 1
Clara BarkerSorry there wasn't a better turn out today, lovelies. Well done Simon, Vivienne, Joyce and Ray for getting as many trees in the ground as you could x1 month ago · 1
Kirsty MooreOh dear, sorry to hear that- well done for not abandoning it! We had other things on this week- maybe we need a sort of rota system, or some new blood!?1 month ago · 1
Tree Planting at Phildraw Road, Ballasalla
11.00 a.m. on Sunday, 14th May 2017
We will be planting 200 trees across the large lawn at Wandfell,
Phildraw Road, Ballasalla, to form a new shelter hedgerow. This will grow into a wonderful habitat for wildlife, with Spring blossom and Autumn colour.
We will meet at 11.00 a.m. and guarantee to have coffee, tea and cakes for everyone afterwards. Please wear warm clothes, and stout shoes or boots. If you could bring garden gloves it would be a help, and we will have plenty of spades available.
DIRECTIONS for Sunday 14th May 2017
Travelling from Douglas towards Ballasalla on the A5, TURN RIGHT at the first roundabout at Ballasalla, then SLIGHTLY RIGHT at the second roundabout (not to Rushen Abbey) on to the A26 road. After about a quarter-of-a-mile you will find a LEFT FORK on to PHILDRAW ROAD. Continue up Phildraw Road for about half-a-mile, where you will find the gate to WANDFELL on your RIGHT. There is ample room for parking in the courtyard in front of the house.
The map reference is OS 282 713. ... See MoreSee Less