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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
This old beauty of a Beech tree is in central Douglas not so far away from Broadway & just across the road from Winerite on Victoria Rd, you can't get your arms around the trunk. ... See MoreSee Less
Isle of Man Woodland Trust updated their status.
2 months ago
Here's another splendid tree a Hawthorne this time, something we look at drinking tea after our work parties up Centenary Pk. ... See MoreSee Less
General knowledge Q - where in Douglas is this beauty of a Horse Chestnut tree? ... See MoreSee Less
We have a lovely old chestnut tree in the garden of my family home . Been there since before the house was built so at least since the late sixties.
International House, offices on Victoria rd.... Lovely tree...
It’s a beauty
That’s Victoria Road. But I’ve never noticed it before 😬