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**Return to Hampton Court**

This Sunday the 24th of March from 11 am we will plant at Hampton Court again. Depending on how many people come to our planting, 100-200 trees will be put into good Manx soil. The plantings tend to last two hours or so and there will be coffee and tea afterwards. We understand that some people have busy Sundays and need to leave earlier which is absolutely no problem – we welcome every person who takes part! Dont worry if you have never planted a tree in your life - we will show you how to do it!

Dogs are welcome but have to be kept on a leash.

The planting site is on an easily accessible field. There shouldnt be many stones so expect a physically easy task (by our standards;-).
The rare luxury of toilet facilities and a kitchen is available for our use. All you need to bring is suitable clothing including shoes, everything else will be provided. If you have gardening gloves bring them along but we can also provide them for you.

Hampton Court can be found as follows: if you are coming from Douglas on the A5, turn left on to the A25, the Old Castletown Road. After about 1.2 miles, you will arrive at the 
village of Quines Hill. Drive through the village and just at the outskirts on the right hand side is the driveway up to Hampton Court, which will be marked with a sign at the entrance. Drive up the driveway for abut 450 yards and take the right turn towards the house and park next to all the other cars.

Google maps link of location: https://goo.gl/maps/tbv3aajRj362

If you have any questions or trouble finding the way feel free to call our chairman Falk Horning under 439959. If you would like a lift, let us know where you are coming from and we might be able to organise something.

**Return to Hampton Court**

This Sunday the 24th of March from 11 am we will plant at Hampton Court again. Depending on how many people come to our planting, 100-200 trees will be put into good Manx soil. The plantings tend to last two hours or so and there will be coffee and tea afterwards. We understand that some people have busy Sundays and need to leave earlier which is absolutely no problem – we welcome every person who takes part! Don't worry if you have never planted a tree in your life - we will show you how to do it!

Dogs are welcome but have to be kept on a leash.

The planting site is on an easily accessible field. There shouldn't be many stones so expect a physically easy task (by our standards;-).
The rare luxury of toilet facilities and a kitchen is available for our use. All you need to bring is suitable clothing including shoes, everything else will be provided. If you have gardening gloves bring them along but we can also provide them for you.

Hampton Court can be found as follows: if you are coming from Douglas on the A5, turn left on to the A25, the Old Castletown Road. After about 1.2 miles, you will arrive at the
village of Quine's Hill. Drive through the village and just at the outskirts on the right hand side is the driveway up to Hampton Court, which will be marked with a sign at the entrance. Drive up the driveway for abut 450 yards and take the right turn towards the house and park next to all the other cars.

Google maps link of location: goo.gl/maps/tbv3aajRj362

If you have any questions or trouble finding the way feel free to call our chairman Falk Horning under 439959. If you would like a lift, let us know where you are coming from and we might be able to organise something.
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Glad to see the good work flourishing.

Last Sunday we were at Knockaloe Beg Farm. The planting site was in a beautiful location overlooking the valley. A nice fence to keep livestock out surrounded the patch where we planted, which is what we like to see.

The ground was stony, like a quarry someone murmured (wasn't that bad!) but we had happy pigs around us and an off road mobile to play with - great way to spend a Sunday!
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Snow and strong wind gusts which drove tears from our eyes greeted us when we arrived at the planting site today. It felt like being in a nordic snow storm rather than our lovely island. Thankfully the weather calmed down after 10 minutes.

It was brilliant to see so many new faces. We hope they were not too disheartened by today's conditions, the weather shocked even some of our very experienced volunteers. Many hands make light work and the trees were in their new home in good time.

We look forward to seeing them grow in the next years. The landowner Paul Costain told us that the area was all wooded in a photo from 1890 - a mix of deciduous and evergreens. One certainly wouldn't have guessed that it was the case - given the mostly tree bare uplands around!
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Yep even I felt disheartened when the snow blizzard was hitting me in the face at the start. In total we had 4 beekeepers planting as well Steve Black & Ursy (grandaughter?), Thurston, Tony Leadley & me! Bees do most of their foraging on tree flowers.

Tree planting at Ronague

11.00 a.m. on Sunday 10th of March 2019.

Another 200 trees will be planted at the same place where we planted in late 2018. This time we will plant a bit further up where it is less sheltered. Consequently different species than last time will be put into the warm earth bed. 

We will meet at 11.00 a.m. and our plantings tend to last for two hours. There will be coffee, tea and maybe cakes for everyone afterwards. Please wear warm clothes and Wellington boots or stout shoes would be sensible. If you could bring stout garden gloves it would be a help but if you dont have any we can give you some. That is all you need to bring, we will have plenty of spades available.

We understand that some people have busy Sundays and need to leave earlier which is absolutely no problem – we welcome every person who takes part! Dont worry if you have never planted a tree in your life - we will show you how to do it!

Directions:

Have a look at the link below and the attached map, should be easy enough to find. Our signs will be along the road.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/54%C2%B00752.9%22N+4%C2%B04134.1%22W/@54.1378442,-4.6925848,3066m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d54.1313687!4d-4.6927906

Tree planting at Ronague

11.00 a.m. on Sunday 10th of March 2019.

Another 200 trees will be planted at the same place where we planted in late 2018. This time we will plant a bit further up where it is less sheltered. Consequently different species than last time will be put into the warm earth bed.

We will meet at 11.00 a.m. and our plantings tend to last for two hours. There will be coffee, tea and maybe cakes for everyone afterwards. Please wear warm clothes and Wellington boots or stout shoes would be sensible. If you could bring stout garden gloves it would be a help but if you don't have any we can give you some. That is all you need to bring, we will have plenty of spades available.

We understand that some people have busy Sundays and need to leave earlier which is absolutely no problem – we welcome every person who takes part! Don't worry if you have never planted a tree in your life - we will show you how to do it!

Directions:

Have a look at the link below and the attached map, should be easy enough to find. Our signs will be along the road.

www.google.com/maps/place/54%C2%B007'52.9%22N+4%C2%B041'34.1%22W/@54.1378442,-4.6925848,3066m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d54.1313687!4d-4.6927906
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Ellan Oates, fancy this on Sunday with Ivy and Harry?

If you need a lift from Douglas, let me know - I might have a spare seat

Photos from the location of our last planting.. absolutely stunning place in Sulby Glen with a waterfall.

The landowner took the fantastic action to buy the piece of land specifically for planting trees on it! Everyone of us loved the project, it is in a mostly wind sheltered area and the birch heavy mix we planted will be ideal for the steep slopes there.
This kind of project is exactly what our charity loves to do and we cannot wait to return to it, put more plants in the soil next year.

We had a fairly low turnout of seven volunteers but just about managed to plant the 200 trees with the help of a small task force who finished things off on Tuesday. It was a challenging task keeping one's balance and the rain didn't make things easier. However we endured, reason to be proud of!
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Looks wonderful x defo going for drive down to look

Good pics Falk

Well done team - and what a fantastic gesture by the landowner.

Diane Brew ..where the trees were planted on Sunday:)

Out of interest what kinds of trees do you plant?

perfect location for an upland planting scheme. well done

You brought back the birch! (Someone had to say it...)

Excellent news! Sorry could not make it but will be at the next one.

Good job Woodland! 🙂

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Here is the map for Sundays planting. Our star volunteer Steve Prescott will bring some free organic leeks for every helping hand.

Here is the map for Sunday's planting. Our star volunteer Steve Prescott will bring some free organic leeks for every helping hand. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Warning: This planting will be on a steep slope and is physically challenging.

Long time friend of the Trust and seasoned volunteer, Phil Corlett, demonstrates best practice in tree planting. We're busy planting new trees in Manx soil most Sundays and would love to welcome you along if you decide to join us! ~IOMWT ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Well done Phil! That orange bucket looks suspiciously like our work sick bucket ... 😂😂😂

Not just a pretty face, ha ha

Top demonstation chap..should add that that label needs to come off before too long 😎

Brilliant Phil Corlett but you need to speak louder mate

Very well done Phil 😊

Nice demonstration, Phil Corlett! x

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Tree planting at Sulby Glen

11.00 a.m. on Sunday 3rd of March 2019.

We will be planting 200 trees on a new piece of land where we havent been before. When it was described it sounded fabulous, a new woodland in an unexposed area with water running through it - cannot wait to see it.

We will meet at 11.00 a.m. and our plantings tend to last for two hours. There will be coffee, tea and maybe cakes for everyone afterwards. Please wear warm clothes and Wellington boots or stout shoes would be sensible. If you could bring stout garden gloves it would be a help but if you dont have any we can give you some. That is all you need to bring, we will have plenty of spades available.

We understand that some people have busy Sundays and need to leave earlier which is absolutely no problem – we welcome every person who takes part! Dont worry if you have never planted a tree in your life - we will show you how to do it! 

Directions:

The field is immediately after Tholt y Will plantation on the left hand side of A14 coming down the mountain road. It is opposite first cottage on right and entrance to Block Eary lane where we can park.

Our signs will be along the road, apparently you cant miss it.

https://www.google.com/maps/@54.2827046,-4.491982,16.56z

Tree planting at Sulby Glen

11.00 a.m. on Sunday 3rd of March 2019.

We will be planting 200 trees on a new piece of land where we haven't been before. When it was described it sounded fabulous, a new woodland in an unexposed area with water running through it - cannot wait to see it.

We will meet at 11.00 a.m. and our plantings tend to last for two hours. There will be coffee, tea and maybe cakes for everyone afterwards. Please wear warm clothes and Wellington boots or stout shoes would be sensible. If you could bring stout garden gloves it would be a help but if you don't have any we can give you some. That is all you need to bring, we will have plenty of spades available.

We understand that some people have busy Sundays and need to leave earlier which is absolutely no problem – we welcome every person who takes part! Don't worry if you have never planted a tree in your life - we will show you how to do it!

Directions:

The field is immediately after Tholt y Will plantation on the left hand side of A14 coming down the mountain road. It is opposite first cottage on right and entrance to Block Eary lane where we can park.

Our signs will be along the road, apparently 'you can't miss it'.

www.google.com/maps/@54.2827046,-4.491982,16.56z
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Warning: This particular planting will be on a steep slope and hence physically challenging

A super idea, well done everybody!

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