We had received about 400 whips from the Woodland Trust, comprising 6 species suitable for woodland edge: blackthorn, elder, dogrose, hazel, crab apple and rowan. So our task today was to plant as many as possible along the north-eastern boundary, continuing south from where we finished last winter. Weather was fine, although conditions were very muddy. This made digging easy, although there was one stretch where the ground was quite waterlogged. Eleven of us braved the mud and managed to plant 214 over a distance of about 150m. We also brought back a bag of litter.
john (work party coordinator )