The WoodChips today finished the current tree planting programme in the Knoll. Unfortunately, due to illness, we were without our leader (get well soon, Andy), but we managed to finish planting 36 trees across the site before we ended our task, the last one before Christmas. There are 15 new trees (and a rainbow) in the pic above.
As on previous tasks, we formed two teams, one for planting and the other to continue the clearance and burning of more scrub from the site. Big thanks to everyone who helped with both tasks over the last few weeks. And also to the Downlands Trust, for their sponsorship of the trees and planting accessories.
The 36 new trees now planted and protected in the Knoll include Walnut (cell- and pot-grown), Hazel, Crab Apple and a Rowan. We also added protection to some existing young trees, to save them from the attentions of the local wildlife. Graham Kenward
We are a self-funded group of volunteers looking after our local countryside in Banstead Wood and Chipstead Valley. We extend a warm welcome to those who would like to help maintain this important green space for the benefit of everyone. Here you will find details of WoodChips weekly tasks and activities. Check back soon to see what we're up to!