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Finished the bracken thrashing with our last session in Sulby Glen.

Some of the trees there have grown tremendously, especially the ones in wind sheltered spots.

You wouldn't believe that the saplings were only planted only one and a half years ago!

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On the 4th of October we are going to have our first tree planting this season!
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This Sunday, 13th of September, from 10.30 am we are going to be Bracken thrasing on the Sulby Glen site. The 760 trees planted there would appreciate more light. We would be delighted if you join us!

The site is steeply sloped and there is a small stream to cross first to get to it. This session is unsuitable for bringing pets or children.

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Bracken thrashing involves trampling/whipping down the bracken so that the trees get enough light, quite fun with constructive destruction.

All you need to bring are sturdy shoes and a suitable stick/thrashing weapon would be helpful. We will try to remember bringing a few extras just in case. πŸ‘πŸ₯Ύ

While bracken thrashing disrupts wildlife habitat in the short term, it is vital as our newly planted trees need light to prosper. Broadleaf woodland is a much more valuable habitat for wildlife.
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The site along the Sulby Glen Road is the firest field north of the Tholt-y-will plantation on the left side of the road. Parking is available along the road, please park on the opposite site of the road or down the little slip road. A map is attached.

If you need a lift from Douglas let us know by posting underneath.
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If you feel ill or prefer to stay self isolated, please stay at home. Health comes first.
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This Sunday, 13th of September, from 10.30 am we are going to be Bracken thrasing on the Sulby Glen site. The 760 trees planted there would appreciate more light. We would be delighted if you join us!

The site is steeply sloped and there is a small stream to cross first to get to it. This session is unsuitable for bringing pets or children.

πŸ’ͺ

Bracken thrashing involves trampling/whipping down the bracken so that the trees get enough light, quite fun with constructive destruction.

All you need to bring are sturdy shoes and a suitable stick/thrashing weapon would be helpful. We will try to remember bringing a few extras just in case. πŸ‘πŸ₯Ύ

While bracken thrashing disrupts wildlife habitat in the short term, it is vital as our newly planted trees need light to prosper. Broadleaf woodland is a much more valuable habitat for wildlife.
πŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸƒπŸ¦πŸ¦”
The site along the Sulby Glen Road is the firest field north of the Tholt-y-will plantation on the left side of the road. Parking is available along the road, please park on the opposite site of the road or down the little slip road. A map is attached.

If you need a lift from Douglas let us know by posting underneath.
‼️
If you feel ill or prefer to stay self isolated, please stay at home. Health comes first.
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If someone can give a lift for Ramsey for one volunteer, pls let us know

Is the road fully open again now? Just want to check best direction to come from if it’s still part closed?

Kate Mawdsley-Barker - if you and James fancy some Sunday morning fresh air and exercise! x

It is my sad duty to inform you that our dear friend, founder member and former chairman, Simon Maddrell, passed away this morning following a short illness.  

There will never be enough words to thank him for everything he did for the trust, our island and our planet.  Simon was a true gentleman and his kindness, sensitivity and generosity of spirit will never be forgotten.  

Simons wife has requested that donations in lieu of flowers should be made to the Isle of Man Woodland Trust.  I will post a link to the donation page of our website in the comments below.

Riposa in pace, nostro ​​caro amico. Sei stato brillante 🌟

It is my sad duty to inform you that our dear friend, founder member and former chairman, Simon Maddrell, passed away this morning following a short illness.

There will never be enough words to thank him for everything he did for the trust, our island and our planet. Simon was a true gentleman and his kindness, sensitivity and generosity of spirit will never be forgotten.

Simon's wife has requested that donations in lieu of flowers should be made to the Isle of Man Woodland Trust. I will post a link to the donation page of our website in the comments below.

Riposa in pace, nostro ​​caro amico. Sei stato brillante 🌟
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Richard Smith

How very sad to hear, such a gentleman. Thoughts of with Simon's family x

Such sad news. Condolences to his family.

Very sad. Had some grand times with him planting trees & discussing many aspects of his work & wildlife in general until my health made it impossible to go planting. Condolences to his family.

We are glad that we had the chance to know Simon while we lived on the island, and that he took the time on the volunteer plantings to introduce our daughter to the joys of tree planting. We'll plant a tree for him down in Dorset. Regards, Kirsty, Stefan and Eden

A most wonderful person with a great personality and commitment to the environment and did many positive actions to improve it. Such as planting trees. Midge

Such a true gentleman. Proff was a lovely passenger of mine on the Luton flights for many many years. Thinking of you all at this very sad time xxx

True gentleman and a great loss.

How very sad to see Simon has gone. A truly wonderful man x

Love to family, he was a brilliant man πŸ’–

Very sad loss such a nice person..

Very sorry to hear this, he was a true gentleman.

Very sad news. Thinking of his family.

A wonderful man. Sad to hear this news.

A genuinely lovely man. ❀️

Such a good man.

Sad news . A true gentleman r.i.p

True gentleman if ever there was one πŸ™πŸ½

Really sorry to hear that, a real gentleman.

Terrible news. One of the good guys.

Today, the world is a poorer place..goodbye old friend.

Thoughts are with family and friends x

So sad, Simon was such a jovial & intelligent man whose company I liked very much RIP my friend

It is.

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Zurich Internationals employees have voted for the Isle of Man Woodland Trust to receive 950£ of their charity collections. 😁

Thank you so much - we can plant over 200 trees with that amount.πŸ’ͺ🌳

Zurich International's employees have voted for the Isle of Man Woodland Trust to receive 950£ of their charity collections. 😁

Thank you so much - we can plant over 200 trees with that amount.πŸ’ͺ🌳
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Thank you to our wonderfully proactive UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Partner for this support 🌳🌲🌴 (emojis might not be Manx trees).

300 trees with that amount...

The last two bracken thrashings made good progress getting more lights to our saplings. Around ten volunteers made a fabulous contribution to reforesting our landscape with native trees.

We are going to return there this Sunday, 6th of Sept, from 10.30 am.

Bracken thrashing involves trampling/whipping down the bracken so that the trees get enough light, quite fun with constructive destruction.

All you need to bring are sturdy shoes and a suitable stick/thrashing weapon would be helpful. We will try to remember bringing a few extras just in case. πŸ‘πŸ₯Ύ

While bracken thrashing disrupts wildlife habitat in the short term, it is vital as our newly planted trees need light to prosper. Broadleaf woodland is a much more valuable habitat for wildlife.
πŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸƒπŸ¦πŸ¦”
The site along the A36 is medium challenging due to a slight slope. At this location we planted 1,800 trees at the start of the year. Parking is available along the road, please park on the opposite site of the road where a grass inlet helps to tuck the cars in a bit. A map is attached.
If you need a lift from Douglas or the South, let us know by posting underneath.
‼️
If you feel ill or prefer to stay self isolated, please stay at home. Health comes first.
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How do I find the site? Is there a gateway by the road to look for?

Is that a 4 iron?

Marcella Cleator Kev Cleator Danny Hatton

Just a reminder that we have a bracken thrashing session this Sunday from 10.30 am. 🌀The weather forecast is promising

More details are in the post underneath.

~Happy long weekend
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I’m having a go at the medium fondo bike ride on Sunday morning so apologies won’t make it x

Sunday 23rd of August & Sunday 30th of August from 10.30 am - more volunteers wanted:

We have two bracken thrashing sessions coming up. This involves trampling/whipping down the bracken so that the trees get enough light, quite fun with constructive destruction.

All you need to bring are sturdy shoes and a suitable stick/thrashing weapon would be helpful. We will try to remember bringing a few extras just in case. πŸ‘πŸ₯Ύ

While bracken thrashing disrupts wildlife habitat in the short term, it is vital as our newly planted trees need light to prosper. Broadleaf woodland is a much more valuable habitat for wildlife.
πŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸƒπŸ¦πŸ¦”

The site along the A36 is medium challenging due to a slight slope. At this location we planted 1,800 trees at the start of the year. Parking is available along the road, please park on the opposite site of the road where a grass inlet helps to tuck the cars in a bit. A map is attached.

If you need a lift from Douglas or the South, let us know by posting underneath.

‼️

If you feel ill or prefer to stay self isolated, please stay at home. Health comes first.

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Sunday 23rd of August & Sunday 30th of August from 10.30 am - more volunteers wanted:

We have two bracken thrashing sessions coming up. This involves trampling/whipping down the bracken so that the trees get enough light, quite fun with constructive destruction.

All you need to bring are sturdy shoes and a suitable stick/thrashing weapon would be helpful. We will try to remember bringing a few extras just in case. πŸ‘πŸ₯Ύ

While bracken thrashing disrupts wildlife habitat in the short term, it is vital as our newly planted trees need light to prosper. Broadleaf woodland is a much more valuable habitat for wildlife.
πŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸƒπŸ¦πŸ¦”

The site along the A36 is medium challenging due to a slight slope. At this location we planted 1,800 trees at the start of the year. Parking is available along the road, please park on the opposite site of the road where a grass inlet helps to tuck the cars in a bit. A map is attached.

If you need a lift from Douglas or the South, let us know by posting underneath.

‼️

If you feel ill or prefer to stay self isolated, please stay at home. Health comes first.

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Had a skeet yesterday..trees are going very well..David, or someone has made a start.

I may be able to come on the Sunday

I popped up lunchtime but couldn’t find anybody, had you already left?

Charlie Tuson

Kev Cleator Marcella Cleator

Arbory Parish Commissioners and Rushen Parish Commissioners will be keen to help

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Scotland is properly pushing ahead with rewilding some of its landscapes. 🐾Image attachment

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