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Last winter we planted over 5000 trees!
Saturday, 16 February 2013
Parkwood and Pasture Wood, again.
Philip, Guy, Dave, Andrew, Hap and Stephen
Today we split into two groups again, the senior team going to Parkwood,
Golcar and rest visiting Pasture Wood, Marsden. The day started frosty
and a little cloudy but gradually warmed up and by eleven o'clock it
felt warm and sunny, even Spring-like. We planted in excess of 150 Scots
pine and Italian alder at Pasture Wood. As with all the work here this
season, these quick-growing, hardy species are being planted amongst the
existing trees to try and improve their slow growth rate on this
exposed site by providing more shelter from the elements. It's slow
going here as the terrain is so steep and uneven and much time is spent
getting about the site and trying not to fall over. It's hard work.
Also, the nature of the work does not help as infilling with trees
ranging over a wide area makes the ergonomics of the process hard to
optimise. Despite Simon's absence we had cake courtesy of Simon's Mum
and Philip who picked it up from Marsden on the way to the site. It was a
delicious light fruit cake. At Pasture Wood we were, Geoff, Philip,
Andrew, Stephen, Hap, Ben, Dave, Remy and Guy. Not sure of the exact
turnout at Parkwood (or what trees were planted) but definitely present
were, Brian, Trevor and Peter, and with a rare guest appearance from
Bob. Afterwards Philip and Guy went off to a pruning event at Old Ground
organised by Duncan.