Sunday 8th November - Counting trees...
We are very disappointed that our much bigger planting session can not go ahead on 28th November; we were so looking forward to meeting all of the volunteers who had kindly offered to give up some of their time. However, keeping people safe and healthy is of the utmost importance and we feel confident we will be able to go ahead with our volunteer-involved planting sessions very soon.
In the meantime, Trees for Spondon are preparing for their planting session on Saturday 14th November at Gravel Pit Lane. Some of the precautions we are taking to ensure compliance with current Covid restrictions include:
- No more than two people planting at any one time
- Planters to bring their own equipment
- Contactless tree delivery
- Social distancing to be maintained at all times.
During this session, our aim is to extend the existing copse using 400 trees. Tree varieties include Silver Birch, Hazel, Dogwood, Wild Cherry, Rowan and Hawthorn. We are working from a planting plan to ensure appropriate spacing, both from other trees and from any property or private land in the vicinity.
In 2001, a Canadian man (Ken Chaplin) broke the world record for the most trees planted by an individual in 24 hours - he planted over 15,000...
I don't think we'll be breaking any records but 400 trees will be a great start!