Happy New Year!
Please pass this email on far & wide to anyone you think may be interested.
Please find below dates for tree planting with Trees for Health in early
2005. These are joint voluntary events with the Community Supported Farming
are helping us by lending tools & providing insurance.
15-16th January - Wayfield Nurseries, East Portlemouth near Kingsbridge
22-23 January - Beenleigh Meadows, Harberton, near Totnes
29-30 January - Wayfield Nurseries, East Portlemouth near Kingsbridge
5-6 February - Beenleigh Meadows, Harberton, near Totnes
12-13 February - Wayfield Nurseries, East Portlemouth near Kingsbridge
19-20 February - Beenleigh Meadows, Harberton, near Totnes
26-27 February - Wayfield Nurseries, East Portlemouth near Kingsbridge
Time will be either 11-4 or 10-4 each day.
So there's a chance to plant trees throughout January & February! Please
feel free to drop in & help anytime you like but please contact me to say
you are coming & to get arrangements as the exact details may change as the
season progresses. The time we take to plant all the trees depends on the
numbers of volunteers we get! We may set more dates in March if planting is
not complete but I anticipate that it will be.
Also I will be co-ordinating transport either by shared car or bus so do not
be put off if you have transport problems!
All equipment will be provided including tools and gloves. Please bring
waterproofs, sturdy footwear, lunch & a drink.
You will see there are 2 sites, both are which are exciting projects. Near
Harberton we will be planting 500 trees to create a new small woodland and
in East Portlemouth we will be planting 1000 trees on a hedge to create
wildlife habitat and a windbreak. This site is close to the south Devon
coastal path & there are chances to combine the day with a coastal walk.
Both projects are a great opportunity to get experience in tree planting,
creation, planting on hedges and learn about the benefits of trees. Trees
for Health aims to promote the benefits of trees for both the ecology and
people of an area. We will be researching the use of trees medicinally over
the next few months ready for an exciting new venture of making remedies in
The other activity as part of the tree planting at Harberton is to put up a
protect the trees from stock. This is likely to be run as a rural skills
course with some
funding provided. So watch this space for more info about learning fencing
Please also consider joining Trees for Health if you have not yet done so.
Details of our aims can be found on our website www.treesforhealth.org on
here also is a membership form to print & return.
Chair, Trees for Health