Sunday, 9 December 2012

The Trees are here....

Well our trees have arrived!
This is the pallet from Thorpe Trees.


Most of what you see here is stakes and protectors. The trees themselves are in two small carrier bags on the top. Since the last post there's been a bit of an issue with Ash which was going to be 60% of the mix. Now due to DEFRA movement restrictions it's zero and we have a mix of Rowan, Downy Birch, Willow, Hawthorn, Hazel, Holly, Bird Cherry and Lime.

The guys from the Woodland Trust are planning to come and help us plant on Wednesday 12th December but the worry now is that it is forecast to be the coldest day of the week and the ground will probably be set like concrete. So if Wednesday is out it will be down to us.

Volunteers welcome.

For the moment we've put the fencing on hold since the one quote we got was about £5,000. As we are now expert fencers anyway we thought we'd do it ourselves a bit later in the year. So we have made the field stockproof in the meantime by rebuilding the wall that was knocked down earlier to let the cows in. It's not the prettiest drystone walling ever but should be fine provided you don't breath on it.


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