Saturday, 30 March 2013

Last round at Parkwood

This week we all stuck together and went to Parkwood to plant some Woodland Trust trees. This had been planned for last weekend with Lindley Infant school,  but the big blizzard put the kibosh on that. And the fact that it was Easter Weekend meant we had far fewer participants from Lindley School than usual. They missed a lovely morning, and homemade Easter nest chocolate cakes. We were myself, Philip, Dave, Rob, Richard, Geoff, Dianne, Jess, Trevor, Peter, Andrew, Yolande and friend (sorry, didn't get name). We planted approx. 400 trees.

Plenty of cakes left to eat in the pub, where the conversation ranged widely from Quidditch rules to lost woolly hats and electrocution.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Hedges, Pines, and Shelter belts

Eating cake and admiring our handiwork. Remy, me, Hap and Cath.
A three team effort today. One set - myself, Geoff, Cath, Remy and Hap- went to West Slaithwaite and planted a 200 tree hedge, plus 60 other assorted trees. Philip, Dave, Andrew, Peter and Guy were at Pasture Wood and planted 150 Scots Pine. And the Senior Section were again at Meltham Cop. So all in all a lot got done. A select but grateful few made it back to the Sair for 1pm. Two or three more weeks and we will be done for the season. Cake was the ever popular flapjack with fruity filling.

And thanks again to Tara and family for a very generous donation to Society funds.

Cath, hedge, trees.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Replanting at Scammonden

Ben, and Jess
Today we were at Scammonden Reservoir replanting some trees for Yorkshire Water. We were also able to retrieve some stakes and guards for use at other sites. It wasn't a terribly nice morning, cold and sleeting, but the group spirit stayed mostly buoyant. Especially when the cake was brought out. We were: Jess, Philip, Dave, Geoff, Hap, Stephen, Peter, Ben, Duncan (and Harvey the dog). The Senior Section, Brian, Trevor, Peter and honorary member Neil, went to Meltham Cop to begin planting the trees bought with Granville Shaw's legacy.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Finishing up at Parkwood

Packing up, job done. 2500 trees in total.
Not strictly true that, we will back at Parkwood in a couple of weeks with some Woodland Trust trees and Lindley Owls, but today we planted the last of the Kirklees Environment Unit funded trees, 500 Hazel. Glorious sunny morning, enjoyed by: myself, Philip, Geoff, Ben, Cath, Remy, Duncan, Sophie (and Harvey the dog), Pierre-Alexandre, Claudine, Maxime, Edouard, Jess, Peter, Peter, Ramsay, Trevor and Neil. We were also joined by Richard, Mel and their family. Cake was a very nice chocolate sponge, enjoyed by adults and children alike.