Here are our upcoming events at St. Ives Estate:

Thankyou to the amazing volunteers who turned up to help plant the first of the new trees in Betty’s Wood this morning. We had 30 standard trees and 30 whips. Quite frankly, we were blown away by the number of volunteers (almost 70?).

A VERY productive morning’s work.

For those of you who arrived slightly later when all the work was nearly done and for those of you who want more trees to plant, don’t despair! There are another 2 planting days planned with 14,500 whips to plant. We need you all back again!

So please meet on Thursday 17th and Saturday 26th January. 10am at the bottom carpark or come and find us in the woods if you are arriving later.

The trees have been funded by Bingley Town Council and we will be planting 10 x crab apple, 10 x rowan, 10 x wild cherry, 10 x alder buckthorn, 10 x dog rose, and 10 x spindle. These species have been chosen for their blossom and eventual fruits providing colour for people and habitat for wildlife including insect pollinators. You can see some of the blossom/berries on the poster. The crab apple, wild cherry, and rowan are ‘standards’ therefore we need volunteers who are happy to dig a hole big enough for their roots. The dog rose and spindle will need less effort but many hands makes light work! Or you can simply come along, speak to our tree expert and offer moral support to the planting team.

The planting day will commence at 10am, meeting in the bottom car park below Betty’s Wood, and you are welcome to stay as long as you like. Please bring your own spade and wrap up warm with several layers. Sturdy footwear is advisable as the terrain is uneven, bring gardening gloves if you have them (we have gloves if required), and perhaps pack some food and a hot drink.

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