If you have land in the Colne Valley and want some trees, talk to us.
Last winter we planted over 5000 trees!
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.
A murky kind of morning, but not too bad. Myself, Cath, Neil, Philip and Geoff set off. We were joined by Emma and John who had made a donation for an area of planting. It is a stiff walk round to the far side of the Reservoir, so some of the less agile volunteers weren't with us today. First we planted 55 trees in a small clough above Butterley Clough. These trees were sponsored by local company Blue Ginger. Then we moved round the hill a bit and planted 75 trees with Emma and John, in a spot that they can see from their house down in Marsden. We need to go back next week to finish that off, and to plant a further 50 trees for Blue Ginger. And also to put in 300 gorse plants. Today's cake was the ever popular lemon drizzle.
Philip, Cath and Neil with Butterley behind. No other caption required.