Members of the Gardening Club were given a very interesting tour of Weasdale Nurseries by Andrew Forsyth who has owned the nursery for over 30 years. Weasdale is one of the highest nurseries in the country, and Andrew explained to us the many challenges of growing trees at altitude and how Weasdale has overcome those challenges.
We were shown just a small fraction of the extensive range of trees grown by Weasdale, and given a detailed description of the process by which trees are packaged prior to being delivered all over the UK. Andrew explained the benefits of selling bare-root trees as opposed to container-grown stock.
It was fascinating to see ‘behind the scenes’ at a busy nursery, and to be given a tour by someone who clearly has a passion for the trees and plants he nurtures at Weasdale.
Please feel free to contact the Group Officers, as follows:
Chair – Dave Freak
Secretary – Keith Cooper
Treasurer – Louise Reeve
Donations to ATG
If you would like to support the work of the Tree Group by making a donation to help cover the costs of essential tree guards or the purchase of trees for planting, that would be very much appreciated.
Account details are:
Account Name: Asby Tree Group
Sort code: 20-55-41
Account number : 50979708
We will be working with local landowners to identify small areas of land that can be used to plant trees or hedges. Occasional requests will go out to members, seeking volunteers to survey areas of land to assess the age and health of trees and to identify possible planting areas, as well as to take part in planting trees and hedges. These activities will normally be scheduled to last for no more than three hours.
The Tree Group has insurance to cover members carrying out these activities.
A membership form can be downloaded here,
or obtained from the Secretary:
There is currently no membership fee.
COVID Policy (Feb.2022)
Unfortunately Covid-19 has not gone away, and we still want everyone to feel safe whilst being able to enjoy the film.
We use ‘cabaret-style’ seating around suitably spaced tables.
We recommend that you continue to wear a face covering when moving around the village hall, though this may be removed whilst you are seated.
It would also be appreciated if you could complete an antigen (lateral flow) test before attending. (We are more than happy to refund your ticket should your test unfortunately prove positive.)