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Tomorrow's (03/03) planting is cancelled bc of the covid lockdown ... See MoreSee Less

*** Midweek tree planting ***

Wednesday 3rd of March 10.30 am
Difficulty: medium

Following Sundays cancellation and the end of the planting season in April approaching fast, we have to squeeze in a midweek session.  There are about 100 trees looking for a new home in manx soil  which is ideal for a small group of volunteers.
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Please try to be on time as a lift with a 4x4 to the site is involved and it is hard to find it alone. We are going to wait for around 10 minutes in case people are a bit late. Just in case our chairmans mobile number is 439959.

If you want to walk to the site, there is a small stream to cross which is best in a pair of wellington boots or by taking shoes and socks off to keep feet dry.
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The weather forecast promises a dry day with up to 8 degree celsius. 
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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 sturdy shoes. If you can bring gardening gloves and a mug for coffee/tea along it would be a help but we can also provide them for you.
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Directions: From the A3 at Cronk-Y-Voddy take the road for Little London. Then, before a dip down, take the first road on the right, which goes to Rhenass Farm. There are signs for Crosby Footpath and Ponytrekking. Park just after turning into the road on the left hand side, so that other cars can get through. 

Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/5aG1bcLiqwo9KZZG7Image attachmentImage attachment

*** Midweek tree planting ***

Wednesday 3rd of March 10.30 am
Difficulty: medium

Following Sunday's cancellation and the end of the planting season in April approaching fast, we have to squeeze in a midweek session. There are about 100 trees looking for a new home in manx soil which is ideal for a small group of volunteers.
๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ
Please try to be on time as a lift with a 4x4 to the site is involved and it is hard to find it alone. We are going to wait for around 10 minutes in case people are a bit late. Just in case our chairman's mobile number is 439959.

If you want to walk to the site, there is a small stream to cross which is best in a pair of wellington boots or by taking shoes and socks off to keep feet dry.
โ›…๏ธ๐Ÿƒ
The weather forecast promises a dry day with up to 8 degree celsius.
โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿช
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 sturdy shoes. If you can bring gardening gloves and a mug for coffee/tea along it would be a help but we can also provide them for you.
๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™๐Ÿšฒ
Directions: From the A3 at Cronk-Y-Voddy take the road for Little London. Then, before a dip down, take the first road on the right, which goes to Rhenass Farm. There are signs for Crosby Footpath and Ponytrekking. Park just after turning into the road on the left hand side, so that other cars can get through.

Google Maps Link: goo.gl/maps/5aG1bcLiqwo9KZZG7
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Tomorrow's (28th) planting is cancelled due to the covid announcement ... See MoreSee Less

Calling all tree planters! Well be planting this Sunday at Eairy Moar Farm, overlooking Glen Helen. We planted 1068 native saplings there last year, including the sessile oak in the photo. Its a great spot with, on a clear day, lovely views of the Mountains of Mourne. 
Did you know that Glen Helen like so many of the islands glens was actually planted during the Victorian era? It contains sequoia, thuja, spruces, Douglas fir, sycamore, and masses of rhododendron. Heres a question for you, what do all these species have in common? 
Thats right they arent native species! So come along and do your bit for the islands biodiversity and lets get some native trees in among all the arboreal comeovers! Plus you get cake.

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Sunday 28th of February 10.30 am

Difficulty: medium

๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ
Please try to be on time as a little walk to the site is involved and it might be hard to find alone. We are going to wait for around 15 minutes in case people are a bit late.
โ›…๏ธ๐Ÿƒ
The weather forecast promises a dry day with up to 8 degree celsius. 
โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿช
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 sturdy shoes. If you can bring gardening gloves and a mug for coffee/tea along it would be a help but we can also provide them for you.
๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™๐Ÿšฒ
Directions: From the A3 at Cronk-Y-Voddy take the road for Little London. Then, before a dip down, take the first road on the right, which goes to Rhenass Farm. There are signs for Crosby Footpath and Ponytrekking. Park before first cottage (white) by the shipping container where the road is wide enough. The fittest can walk a little distance to the site, for everyone else lifts in 4x4 vehicles are available.

Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/e6XQF7zxQ9Tj3LjA7Image attachmentImage attachment

Calling all tree planters! We'll be planting this Sunday at Eairy Moar Farm, overlooking Glen Helen. We planted 1068 native saplings there last year, including the sessile oak in the photo. It's a great spot with, on a clear day, lovely views of the Mountains of Mourne.
Did you know that Glen Helen like so many of the island's glens was actually planted during the Victorian era? It contains sequoia, thuja, spruces, Douglas fir, sycamore, and masses of rhododendron. Here's a question for you, what do all these species have in common?
That's right they aren't native species! So come along and do your bit for the island's biodiversity and let's get some native trees in among all the arboreal comeovers! Plus you get cake.

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Sunday 28th of February 10.30 am

Difficulty: medium

๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ
Please try to be on time as a little walk to the site is involved and it might be hard to find alone. We are going to wait for around 15 minutes in case people are a bit late.
โ›…๏ธ๐Ÿƒ
The weather forecast promises a dry day with up to 8 degree celsius.
โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿช
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 sturdy shoes. If you can bring gardening gloves and a mug for coffee/tea along it would be a help but we can also provide them for you.
๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™๐Ÿšฒ
Directions: From the A3 at Cronk-Y-Voddy take the road for Little London. Then, before a dip down, take the first road on the right, which goes to Rhenass Farm. There are signs for Crosby Footpath and Ponytrekking. Park before first cottage (white) by the shipping container where the road is wide enough. The fittest can walk a little distance to the site, for everyone else lifts in 4x4 vehicles are available.

Google Maps Link: goo.gl/maps/e6XQF7zxQ9Tj3LjA7
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please be aware that the directions to the planting site have been updated

Think we planted 1000 in total there.

Thanks to the 43 people who keenly dug holes, carefully nestled the native manx saplings in and hammered in the guards and stakes yesterday! 300 trees were planted in two hours on a warm and calm day.

Among the species were hawthorn, blackthorn, elder, alder, downy birch, crab apple, wild cherry and hornbeam - a win for wildlife!๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿœ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ‡
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321 planted ๐Ÿ˜ Hazel, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Field Maple, Alder Buckthorn, Crab Apple, Wild Pear, Rowan, Elder, Grey Willow, Oak, Downy Birch, Whitebeam, Small leaved Lime, Holly, Italian, Red and native Alder, Red Maple, Wych Elm, Aspen, Hornbeam and Bird Cherry.. Oh n some Sitka spruce windbreak๐Ÿ˜

Great turnout and good to see so many families. Was helped by the nice planting conditions.

Thanks for having us! We really enjoyed it and will look out for the next opportunity to join in ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Darren Jones

Hey Manxies! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

If youre bored, stuck on your barren, windswept, treeless rock this Sunday, why not go tree planting?

It takes 5 min to learn, then when youre old you can point at the mighty, native Manx oaks growing up above St. Judes Road and say to your grandkids, See those babies? I planted them during the plague year. Youll be their hero, plus you get cake.

Alternatively you could just lie around in bed all morning, drive to Peel, look at the castle, get an ice-cream or chips, point at the seal, have an uncomfortable chat with someone you used to work with, sit in your car for a bit, go home via B and Q and then watch the football.

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Sunday 21th of February 10.30 am

Difficulty: very easy โ€“ suitable for everyone
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We are going to Ballabeg Farm along St. Judes Road, just outside of Andreas. The site is flat and mostly stone free, which is a welcome change from the recent challenges.
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The weather forecast promises up to 9 degree celsius with sunny spells, albeit with a chance of a small and short shower at first.
โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿช
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 sturdy shoes. If you can bring gardening gloves and a mug for coffee/tea along it would be a help but we can also provide them for you.
๐Ÿš—๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿšฒ
The usual Woodland Trust flag and maybe a waysign or two are going to point out the last few dozen metres to the parking location.

Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/Xq3pQtRtEMX5m8ULA

Hey Manxies! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

If you're bored, stuck on your barren, windswept, treeless rock this Sunday, why not go tree planting?

It takes 5 min to learn, then when you're old you can point at the mighty, native Manx oaks growing up above St. Judes Road and say to your grandkids, "See those babies? I planted them during the plague year". You'll be their hero, plus you get cake.

Alternatively you could just lie around in bed all morning, drive to Peel, look at the castle, get an ice-cream or chips, point at the seal, have an uncomfortable chat with someone you used to work with, sit in your car for a bit, go home via B and Q and then watch the football.

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Sunday 21th of February 10.30 am

Difficulty: very easy โ€“ suitable for everyone
๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿฅพ
We are going to Ballabeg Farm along St. Judes Road, just outside of Andreas. The site is flat and mostly stone free, which is a welcome change from the recent challenges.
๐ŸŒค๐ŸŒˆ
The weather forecast promises up to 9 degree celsius with sunny spells, albeit with a chance of a small and short shower at first.
โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿช
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 sturdy shoes. If you can bring gardening gloves and a mug for coffee/tea along it would be a help but we can also provide them for you.
๐Ÿš—๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿšฒ
The usual Woodland Trust flag and maybe a waysign or two are going to point out the last few dozen metres to the parking location.

Google Maps Link: goo.gl/maps/Xq3pQtRtEMX5m8ULA
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Ciara Jackson

Peter Knowles

Great advert bit of fun and not offensive at all. In a world of so much snowflake sensitivity just remember folks it’s only words. I won’t be available tomorrow due to other community commitments but good luck๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ

For context the author of the intro text is Manx, a frequent walker of the island's lesser known places and deeply loves the 'rock'. His intention was to bring alive our event posts a bit with some humour to get more new people.

Well we had fun this morning and learnt some new tree- planing skills! Thank you Isle of Man Woodland Trust.

"Treeless rock" ! More trees on this rock than you can shake a stick at !

Wrong choice of words I’m thinking ๐Ÿค” considering your try build up a relationship with the general public to come help you plant trees !!!

Barren Windswept Treeless rock ? That's a rather disappointing description of our beautiful Island.

So close to us it would be rude not to go to this- especially after such a persuasive message ๐Ÿ˜‚.... Nina Fd Rydberg Crellin fancy joining us??

What’s wrong with B&Q? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ We will try for Sunday!

Ruth Carter Interesting activity

Sue Coles Laurence Barber???

Glynn Hargraves

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Ashgrove Marketing is going to support the IOMWT with its expertise too, which we are very excited about.๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ

Ashgrove Marketing is going to support the IOMWT with its expertise too, which we are very excited about.๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณAt Ashgrove, weโ€™re huge supporters of the Isle of Man Woodland Trust, who are on a mission to create, protect, and maintain the Islandโ€™s woodland.

Threats to woodland, wildlife, and the wider environment are growing through a challenging combination of pressures from humans, pests, and diseases.

Since their inception in 2007, Isle of Man Woodland Trust has planted over 26,000 trees in the Isle of Man, enhancing existing woodland by the additional planting of predominantly native Manx species.

Ashgrove has purchased a further 25 trees, one to represent each day we were in Lockdown 2.0. Together, letโ€™s look after the biodiversity of the Isle of Man ๐ŸŒฒโ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช
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Thank you

Wonderful, wonderful!

Here are some impressions from our last two plantings in Sulby Glen. While it was a cold and windy day at the first planting, the site provided a cozy shelter and it was very pleasant with an impressive twenty-two people making a very impressive effort.

One had a little more of a glimpse of the elements at the last planting. However, the frozen waterfall was a sight to behold - made a trip to Iceland.
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The planting is going ahead tomorrow morning.

The site is sheltered from the winds and the ground not frozen. Please drive carefully as there is a yellow ice warning. There is an amber snow warning for the afternoon but we think that the conditions for this particular site are going to be okay.

However if you don't feel safe at any point, we advise you to return home.
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