|All the crew, Philip waving in the distance.|
Saturday, 29 January 2011
Posted by The Colne Valley Tree Society at 07:43
Saturday, 22 January 2011
First week of what will be a long term project for us, planting up some fields on the edge of the Reservoir. It is our contribution to a wider project developing the site for public access, benefit and enjoyment. So we started by planting 300 Ash trees and some Hawthorn and Rowan along the edge. Good turnout, with myself, Cath, Philip, Neil, Dave, Duncan, Diane, my mum, Brian, Trevor, Peter, Guy, and two guests, Jack and Josh the Explorer Scouts. We will be back at this site over the next few weeks, planting considerably more trees. This week's cake was chocolate.
Posted by Simon Lyes at 07:00
Monday, 17 January 2011
Saturday, 15 January 2011
2nd Week at Butterley Reservoir this year. Horrible, horrible weather, windy and rainy, our least favourite. Not cold though. We finished planting Emma and John's patch with 20 Holly. Planted 50 more trees in a clough for Blue Ginger. And then planted over 200 Gorse in several clumps. Planting the gorse meant clearing patches of Molinia grass and then putting the Gorse in at 1ft spacing. It did stop raining right at the end, which was nice. Cake was banana and walnut, and was universally acclaimed. And we all had a nice time, considering!
Cath, Philip, Geoff and Neil planting gorse above the reservoir.
Posted by Simon Lyes at 07:22
Saturday, 8 January 2011
Geoff's photo of the crew in winter sunlight - he's a much better photographer than me, as you can see.
Philip, Cath and Neil with Butterley behind. No other caption required.
Posted by The Colne Valley Tree Society at 01:36
Sunday, 2 January 2011
Posted by The Colne Valley Tree Society at 04:27
Saturday, 1 January 2011
I remember this when it was all field...
As a hangover-buster we agreed to meet and plant on New Years day. Very brave, some braver than others.
We finished planting all the trees for Fieldhouse, 2000 in total now planted. We still need to waymark the permissive paths, arrange the access improvements, and possibly add a handful of fruit trees.
At breaktime we had freshly made scones with butter and damson jam. And Heidi had brought a fine fizzy wine.
Philip, Heidi, fizzy wine, Lisa, Geoff, my hand.
Posted by The Colne Valley Tree Society at 05:56