3 days ago
The Isle of Man Woodland Trust would like to wish all of our members and supporters a very happy Valentine's Day!
We're sure you'll all be too busy opening your cards and arranging your flowers tomorrow, so we thought we'd get in there early.
With love from us, the trees and the air we breathe! ~IOMWT ... See MoreSee Less
Love and thanks back to you ❤️🌳
6 days ago
220 trees planted in Rushen on Saturday ~ 1000 to go!
We now have 550 trees planted at our new site in Rushen. Our planting was again favoured with sun shine and little wind, despite the storm coming in later that day.
Saturday was once again much less attended than our usual Sunday plantings but we still had about 15 people putting in a stellar performance. It was our most challenging planting so far in 2020 so a special applause for the team! 👏👏
Most of the trees we planted were oaks with a few birches and pine.
Next Sunday from 10.30 am we will back at the same location. ... See MoreSee Less
I'm very glad to see that proper tree tubes with a stake are being used again and that you are no longer using the almost useless spiral wraps with a bamboo cane!
If we want to help what do we need to have please?
Just about see me.... With binoculars
Well done everyone on the IOM. No Sarah .?
Is right Tony!
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Today is the 3rd anniversary of our first planting in Centenary Park. The place has changed a little since 🤪
Why don't you go up and check out the changes for yourself? Don't worry the diggers are long gone. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
We should post a few pics of that area to show how it has changed and how big the trees are now
320 trees planted in Rushen yesterday ~ 1,200 to go!
Despite rain in the early hours of the morning, volunteers got ready and left the comfort of their homes. At the arrival on site the rain had stopped and we were blessed with sun shine during the whole planting. Especially during the winter months one cannot get enough vitamin D through sunrays.
About thirty people got involved digging holes, planting trees and attaching tree guards - great team work! It was ace to receive the help of John Mackellar's seven friends, the owners of the abutting land and people who just drove by, saw our sign and spontaneously decided to join our event.
The majority of the trees planted yesterday were birches. A good number of hazel and a good number of elder, alder, bird cherry and oaks complemented this first phase.
Next Sunday from 10.30 am we will plant an oak heavy mix. ... See MoreSee Less
Amazing! Well done everyone! x
Many thanks and bright blessings to our friends at consultant-base ltd. who have just become corporate silver members of the Isle of Man Woodland Trust.
We're out and about planting trees at least once a week at the moment and we just couldn't carry on without money in the bank.
For more information about becoming official members of the trust (whether corporate or personal), please email our Membership Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Friday! ~IOMWT ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday 02/02/2020 10.30 am - Rushen
This Sunday we will plant at a new site in Rushen. The parish commissioners there have been one of the first local authorities to declare a climate emergency and now follow through on their pledge by reforesting some of their land holdings. Our aim is to plant more than 1,500 trees in total on the site. This should take us at least six planting days.
Difficulty will be intermediate - while most people should manage to plant at the bottom of the site, children and elderly people might struggle.
The site is likely going to be wet after rain in the last days. As the bracken will grow high in the summer, it is important to clear the bracken roots away so that the trees are planted into clear soil.
Parking is only available along the road but there should be enough room for a good number of vehicles.
If you would like a lift, let us know where you are coming from and we might be able to organise something.
A map with pin is attached, this google maps link might also help with navigation:
The plantings tend to last for two to three hours and we share coffee and tea afterwards. All you need to bring is dirt proof and warm clothing, including shoes. Please take into consideration that the site might be wet after the rain in the last days. If you can bring gardening gloves, a flask of hot water and a cup for coffee/tea along it would be a help but we can also provide them for you. ... See MoreSee Less
Hello we would love to join in. Family of 4 with a 6 year old and 3 year old. I'm not sure if we can make tomorrow. Are there any other dates in Feb or March? Thank you 😁
Hi, can you tell me where I can get my free Rowan tree saplings from please? thanks
When is the next one? I’m up for helping xox
Is that date correct? 02/09?
I'm interested in helping (first time) do you supply tools etc?
Pauline Evans show Barry xx
Laura Dannielle Hannah Sarah Jessica
Michelle Lindsay 😘