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This Sunday from 10.30 am we are going to finish our planting in Rushen, along the Ballakillowey Road. We have already planted over 3100 trees at the site and a last push of about ~170 trees should take us to the total of ~3,300 trees.

Difficulty will be intermediate - while most people should easily manage to plant at the site, children and elderly people might struggle due to a slope. 
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Parking is only available along the road but there should be enough room for a good number of vehicles.
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The plantings tend to last for two or three hours and we share coffee and tea afterwards. All you need to bring is dirt proof and warm clothing, including shoes. If you can bring garden gloves, a flask of hot water and a cup for coffee/
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The Sunday after this we are going to plant close to Mount Murray!Image attachmentImage attachment

This Sunday from 10.30 am we are going to finish our planting in Rushen, along the Ballakillowey Road. We have already planted over 3100 trees at the site and a last push of about ~170 trees should take us to the total of ~3,300 trees.

Difficulty will be intermediate - while most people should easily manage to plant at the site, children and elderly people might struggle due to a slope.
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Parking is only available along the road but there should be enough room for a good number of vehicles.
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The plantings tend to last for two or three hours and we share coffee and tea afterwards. All you need to bring is dirt proof and warm clothing, including shoes. If you can bring garden gloves, a flask of hot water and a cup for coffee/
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The Sunday after this we are going to plant close to Mount Murray!
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So which hill is that?

Maria Coldwell

What type of trees are you planting?

Suzanne Watson🌲

Justine Radcliffe

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Thank you Capital International! We appreciate the donation and the hand on support of your team, which planted a blackthorn thicket with some rowan and willows mixed in. πŸ’ͺπŸ‘¨β€πŸ”§πŸ‘©β€πŸ”§

Blackthorns with their berries and long needles provide food and shelter for nesting birds. The stunning white flowers come out in early spring, even before its leaves, and provide early pollen for insects. πŸ¦‹πŸ¦πŸ›

The UK woodland trust has captured the magic of blackthorns in a short video: youtu.be/GqJC-jLjwvo
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Great job, thank you all.

Blackthorn thicket..not hedge.

Great way to spend a Sunday morning with around twenty-five like minded people! We planted 280 tree saplings, close to our record of 310 trees, which was on a much easier site . 🦡πŸ’ͺ🀸

It was especially encouraging to see so many non-regulars making more than a dent in the hillside. We hope to see you again now that you know what to doπŸ˜‰

The next three Sundays from 10.30 am we are going to be at the same site. So far we have planted ~466 of the 1500 trees goal for this October.🌳
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Many hands light work! Great to see so many and what a great view! Its impressive to see how much growth the earlier trees have.

Fantastic views. Great to hear last year's planting have taken well.

Hi, can anyone join in and help? I’d love to come along with my two sons if possible one Sunday? Thank you.

Justine?

Great to see. Hoping to come along next time I have a Sunday off work

Suzanne Watson

Rebecca Sayle

Justine Callow

Emily Tate

Izzy Sim !?

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This Sunday from 10.30 am we are going to continue our planting in Rushen, along Ballakillowey Road. We already put around 2000 trees into good manx soil there over many Sundays and hope to plant another 1300 on the site this October.

Maybe YOU can help us?

Difficulty will be intermediate - while most people should easily manage to plant at the site, children and elderly people might struggle due to a slope. 
πŸš—πŸšŒπŸš²
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.
β˜•οΈπŸ₯€πŸ§β˜•οΈ
The plantings tend to last for two or three hours and we share coffee and tea afterwards. All you need to bring is dirt proof and warm clothing, including shoes. If you can bring garden 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 youImage attachmentImage attachment

This Sunday from 10.30 am we are going to continue our planting in Rushen, along Ballakillowey Road. We already put around 2000 trees into good manx soil there over many Sundays and hope to plant another 1300 on the site this October.

Maybe YOU can help us?

Difficulty will be intermediate - while most people should easily manage to plant at the site, children and elderly people might struggle due to a slope.
πŸš—πŸšŒπŸš²
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.
β˜•οΈπŸ₯€πŸ§β˜•οΈ
The plantings tend to last for two or three hours and we share coffee and tea afterwards. All you need to bring is dirt proof and warm clothing, including shoes. If you can bring garden 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
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Suzanne Watson

Jenni Smith

Well done everyone !

Manx Wildlife Trust, Unesco Biosphere Isle of Man, Manx Biodiversity please like and share this post πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Sending bright blessings and heartfelt thanks to long time friends of the Trust - Bernard Schulte Ship Management - who have once again renewed their silver corporate membership.  

Were so grateful to have you all on board and look forward to working with you again during the coming year.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!  ~IOMWT

Sending bright blessings and heartfelt thanks to long time friends of the Trust - Bernard Schulte Ship Management - who have once again renewed their silver corporate membership.

We're so grateful to have you all on board and look forward to working with you again during the coming year.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! ~IOMWT
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This Sunday is the start to the seasons plantings - first timer or experienced, come along!

We have many different sites for tree saplings lined up over the autum and winter months. To start off, we are going to continue the biggest planting from last season and make it even bigger!
The site in Surby, part of Rushen, has been dotted with 1,800 trees so far following our events in February and March this year. The young trees are thriving as the pictures further down in the email are going to show.

10.30 am on Sunday, the 4th of October we are going to meet at the usual spot, marked on the map below. 

 Our aim is to plant up to 1,500 trees there this October, which is going to take multiple Sundays.

Difficulty will be intermediate - while most people should easily manage to plant at the site, children and elderly people might struggle due to a slope. 
πŸš—πŸšŒπŸš²
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.
β˜•οΈπŸ₯€πŸ§β˜•οΈ
The plantings tend to last for two or three hours and we share coffee and tea afterwards. All you need to bring is dirt proof and warm clothing, including shoes. If you can bring garden 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 youImage attachment

This Sunday is the start to the season's plantings - first timer or experienced, come along!

We have many different sites for tree saplings lined up over the autum and winter months. To start off, we are going to continue the biggest planting from last season and make it even bigger!
The site in Surby, part of Rushen, has been dotted with 1,800 trees so far following our events in February and March this year. The young trees are thriving as the pictures further down in the email are going to show.

10.30 am on Sunday, the 4th of October we are going to meet at the usual spot, marked on the map below.

Our aim is to plant up to 1,500 trees there this October, which is going to take multiple Sundays.

Difficulty will be intermediate - while most people should easily manage to plant at the site, children and elderly people might struggle due to a slope.
πŸš—πŸšŒπŸš²
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.
β˜•οΈπŸ₯€πŸ§β˜•οΈ
The plantings tend to last for two or three hours and we share coffee and tea afterwards. All you need to bring is dirt proof and warm clothing, including shoes. If you can bring garden 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
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Suzanne Watson

Its been a while but I'll be there. Anyone need a lift from down south ?

Feeling unwell today Falk, so I’ll come next week instead

I’ll be able to make in Falk

I can’t do this Sunday but where will you be the following one?

can I just confirm this is The Sloc Road not Surby .

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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.
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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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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...

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