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🌳🌿🐝Tree planting open for everyone Sunday 24th of October 10.30 am

Difficulty: Easy - family friendly
Weather Forecast: Rain at first, then clearing with small showers (raincoat!)
Location: Maughold, field close to Ballacallow
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We are going back to Maughold, where we planted 630 trees on the last two Sundays. The aim is to add another ~300 saplings.
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Manx native oak, hazel, downy birch, alder, whitebeam and pines are going to be planted there. We hope to have planted around 1,000 saplings after three plantings.
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The weather forecast says up to 15 degress, bit rain early morning but then mostly clearing with small showers for the rest of the day
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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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You can either park on the road by the tram tracks opposite Ballacallow or drive over the tram track past Ballacallow and then right. You can leave the car at the higher path or along the top of the field, do not drive down to the entrance as the surface is slippy.
Google Maps Link: goo.gl/maps/nZLNVRenoRLGLbAK8
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Laxey Flood mitigation presentation at the Working Mens Institute tomorrow, 21st of October, at 6pm.
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Laxey Flood mitigation presentation at the Working Men's Institute tomorrow, 21st of October, at 6pm.
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We thought that slight rain in the morning would deter people but the turnout was splendid again with about thirty eager tree warriors making short work. πŸ’šπŸ‚πŸƒ

We are going to return to the same site near Maughold next Sunday, usual 10.30 am start.πŸŽ―πŸ“…

The following Sunday sessions are going to be:
St. Judes - 31st of October
Foxdale - 7th of November
Sulby Glen - 14th, 21st, 28th of November
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🌳🌿🐝Tree planting open for everyone Sunday 17th of October 10.30 am
Difficulty: Easy - family friendly
Weather Forecast: Small shower at first, then dry
Location: Maughold, field close to Ballacallow (same for next week)
πŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸ‚
We are going back to Maughold, where we planted 320 trees last week. The aim is to add another ~300 saplings.
🎨🎀
why YOU should plant trees art: Rebecca Odessa has made this lovely medieval styled video: https://youtu.be/PJtqbPFgNR4
🌳🌿🐝
Manx native oak, hazel, downy birch, alder, whitebeam and pines are going to be planted there. The aim is 1,000 saplings in three sessions.
β˜€οΈπŸŒ»
The weather forecast says up to 15 degress, bit rain early morning but then becoming mostly dry.
β°β˜•οΈπŸͺ
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.
πŸš—πŸš‹
You can either park on the road by the tram tracks opposite Ballacallow or drive over the tram track past Ballacallow and then right. You can leave the car at the higher path or along the top of the field, do not drive down to the entrance as the surface is slippy.
Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/nZLNVRenoRLGLbAK8Image attachmentImage attachment

🌳🌿🐝Tree planting open for everyone Sunday 17th of October 10.30 am

Difficulty: Easy - family friendly
Weather Forecast: Small shower at first, then dry
Location: Maughold, field close to Ballacallow (same for next week)
πŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸ‚
We are going back to Maughold, where we planted 320 trees last week. The aim is to add another ~300 saplings.
🎨🎀
'why YOU should plant trees' art: Rebecca Odessa has made this lovely medieval styled video: youtu.be/PJtqbPFgNR4
🌳🌿🐝
Manx native oak, hazel, downy birch, alder, whitebeam and pines are going to be planted there. The aim is 1,000 saplings in three sessions.
β˜€οΈπŸŒ»
The weather forecast says up to 15 degress, bit rain early morning but then becoming mostly dry.
β°β˜•οΈπŸͺ
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.
πŸš—πŸš‹
You can either park on the road by the tram tracks opposite Ballacallow or drive over the tram track past Ballacallow and then right. You can leave the car at the higher path or along the top of the field, do not drive down to the entrance as the surface is slippy.

Google Maps Link: goo.gl/maps/nZLNVRenoRLGLbAK8
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More than 30 people engaged in our second tree planting this season, adding another 320 saplings to our island. From digging holes to tenderly placing saplings into soil and putting protective tubes around them, people helped in different ways and we are grateful for that.
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Willow, birch, oak, sweet chestnut, hazel, scots pine, lodgepole pine were some of the species planted. They are going to create a fantastic wildlife habitat for the future, improve soil and make our island an even more beautiful place to live.
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Again many new people turned up, which is really encouraging to see for some of the more experienced hands!

Thanks also to Stephen Prescott, whose organically home grown Ripton Pippon apples were an appreciated treat😜
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