Most will have noticed a growing awareness of the importance of tree planting. A group of Asby Parish residents is hoping to set up a Parish Tree Planting Group, modelled on a very successful group in Crosby Ravensworth.
We are seeking members interested in a range of tasks which will include, but go beyond, planting trees – liaising with landowners, basic walk-over surveys to establish position, health and age of current tree population; making tree-crates; planting ‘after-care’; fund-raising; administration of the Group etc.
CROSBY RAVENSWORTH GROUP
The Tree Planting Group in Crosby Ravensworth has been active since 2019. In their first two years they have made great progress, planting over 3500 trees, 7500 hedging plants (over 1250 metres), together with the associated protection measures.
Check out this presentation of their work recorded in March 2021:
OUR INITIAL MEETING
On Wednesday 28 July at 7:30pm there will be an introductory meeting in Asby Village Hall to launch the Group. Its objectives will be to:
- Explain some threats to tree populations.
- Underline the importance of tree planting.
- Briefly explain what an Asby Tree Group will aim to do.
- Explain the range of volunteer opportunities.
- Gather names, contact details and areas of interest of those who want to come to an Inaugural Meeting of Asby Tree Group and become active members.
Full details of our meetings, and all our subsequent activities, will be made available on this web page (and via the APMS).