Saturday, 25 February 2017

Willow tree

Philip cutting up brush, Stephen with lever.

This week we were at Royd House Wood doing some more felling. Fellers involved included: myself, Jack, Robert, Lesley, Dave, Guy, Peter W., Philip, Stephen K., Stephen O., John, Jess, Dianne, and Geoff.

Trees for removal had been marked up for us by Kirklees officers. Note the pink spot just visible on the Willow that proved to be Stephen's nemesis.

As with all our projects, the original planting was tightly packed to help the trees get established. After a number of years, some of the trees get removed to allow space for the rest to mature, and it allows a bit of light to the woodland floor so you get bluebells and the like.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Money is the root of all evil

Adrian with rakishly angled hat. Jack hands round the flapjack.

Today we were back at Parkwood, planting 350 Oak, Rowan and Hazel. We were: myself, Philip, Dave, Geoff, John, Steve, Stephen O., Peter W., Ben and Solo the dog, Lee, Jess, Jack, Tanya, Jack, Adrian, Richard, and Hap.

Afterwards we retired to the Sair for our mid-season meeting. Money! Pah!

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Cherry red

Dave, mucky.

Today we were back at an old haunt of ours, Parkwood Golcar. We were: myself, Philip, Dave, Geoff, Peter T, Stephen K., Steve, Hap, Jess, Lesley, Robert, Ben and Solo the dog, Cath, Richard, and Jack.

We planted 210 Cherry, 30 Goat Willow, and 29 homegrown Oaks.

Cake was carrot.

Weather wasn't as bad as it might have been, but it is a wet field anyway, and it was mucky work.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

3 is a magic number

This morning myself, Hap and Stephen returned to Coach house Marsden. We finished the hedge, moved some mis-placed trees, and beat up phase one with 30 more trees. Job done.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Go your own way

The A team - Ben, Ros, Yogi, Tanya.

Two groups going their own way today.

I was at Scout, with Yogi, Tanya, Ros, and Ben and Solo the dog. We put the finishing touches to some hedging and a handful of trees, and we can now say this site is well and truly planted.

Meanwhile, at Parkwood, were: Philip, Dave, Geoff, John, Adrian, Steve, Stephen, Jess, Lee, Richard and Hap. They made a substantial start to the substantial number of trees that are planned.

The B team - so called cos they clearly B messin' about.