7 days ago
Foxdale Primary school's staff have planted trees for a wilder future 😍. 🌿🌳From our newsletter.
A new woodland is being created at Foxdale Primary School, giving children space to learn about nature and wildlife. Teacher Chris Kirk tells us about it:
www.biosphere.im/news-details/biosphere-partner-schools-new-woodland/ ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Do signs re litter and dog fouling actually work? We have put up another sign, this time at the alternative Centenary Park entrance.
However it seems that 90% of dog owners have always picked up even before we installed our first sign and the unresponsible owners seem to ignore these notices anyway 🤔 ... See MoreSee Less
Is this the lovely new woodland in Onchan?
People naturally don't want to feel singled out.. Having signs that say things like, "95% of people pick up" and "95% of us are keeping this area clean and cared for" are a way to get people to pick up. This method has been tested in areas of the UK and shown to work.
Have you not been in Centenary Park in a while? Here is an impression from above, courtesy of Craig Whalley. Thank you Craig!🌳🌿
For those who have never been in Centenary Park, we have just created an entry on our webpage showing its location. More information about our sites is going to be created soon.
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Wonderful work, Craig. Thanks for doing this for us!
Superb job Craig, thank you
These trees were planted by us only 10 months ago.😍
Thank you for the update Rob Mercer! ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Tomorrow morning's bracken thrashing is still going ahead even though it might be a bit wet. Water proof gear advised, think jacket rather than speedos.
At least it will be warm(ish), we have endured far worse in the winter months 💪💪
Please remember the that the Sulby Glen site is steeply sloped.
10.30 am start - Have we scared you off yet? 😆 ... See MoreSee Less
What if the speedos are goretex? Asking for a friend.
Is ‘Bracken Thrashing’ a pseudonym for some ancient manx sexual deviation involving Speedo touching... or does it have an actual purpose?? I am actually asking for a friend 😆
Fun in the sun - Resumption of summer tree care taking
We hope that you are all well after this challenging period. 💚
The restrictions regarding social distancing have been lifted recently and it seems like our activities, especially since they are outdoors, are safe to be taken up again.
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. 🏑🥾
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.
Sunday 21st of June, 10 am - Rushen: We return to the site of our recent planting along the A36, where 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.
Sunday 28th of June, 10.30 am - Sulby Glen: We planted on the site just north of Tholt-y-will plantation for the last two years. Parking is possible driving down a small road opposite the site, a sign should indicate the way. A map is attached.
If you feel ill or prefer to stay self isolated, please stay at home. Health comes first.
We are looking forward to seeing our saplings (and you ;-)) soon! ... See MoreSee Less
Are both these areas steep?
Kev Cleator Marcella Cleator ?😬
Wasps - unless they pose an immediate danger, do not kill them as they fulfill an important ecological role ... See MoreSee Less
Question answered Falk but their shed is a lot bigger than ours!
Our chairman Falk Horning shared some of his thoughts about tree planting with Unesco Biosphere Isle of Man.
Despite his name on the article, the archievements of the Isle of Man Woodland Trust are the result of a continuous team effort. The many generous volunteers at our planting- and tree caretaking sessions, our directors handling the back office and the charitable donors have all made the planting of more than 26,000 trees possible.
We look forward to our next planting season starting in October this year. ... See MoreSee Less