Mass planting in the park

Hundreds of saplings were planted in the park yesterday. Beginning where the river comes close to the trail and continuing to the bottom of the hill towards Scarlett, lots of willow, red hawthorn, elm, and oak have been planted. This is a good time to plant – last year, a planting was done in July and most of the saplings were dead on arrival after having endured a hot day in a plastic bag in the sun.

Lots of willow by the riverbank.

Looking south, lots of willow by the riverbank.

The field past the weir was planted and will be a veritable forest in a few years.

Workers planting hundreds of saplings.

Workers planting hundreds of saplings in the field past the weir.

Today a tanker truck was watering them in thoroughly. Let’s hope for a wet spring so they can establish themselves.

 

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