Sunday, 29 November 2015

National Tree Week

Cloudy with rain at midday, 10°, light SW.

At the beginning of National Tree week 28th Nov – 6th Dec, Loren and I plus many others helped out with planting some trees in Cholsey Rec on Saturday 28th. A group of local folk had organised acquiring some trees and it was arranged to plant a couple of areas in the Rec with up to 200 trees.

It was good to see a number of people of all ages turn out to plant trees from the village and I hope, over time we can find more areas for planting.

A good selection of trees were planted that included Cherry, Rowan, Maple, Willow and Birch.

Thanks to Mitch who rustled up some bacon & egg rolls for everyone and also kept an eye out for a few birds that were noted.

Also thanks to Vicky and the Tree Lady amongst others who organised the tree planting.

Sorry I did not get everyone’s name who was involved.

Let us hope over the coming years we will see these trees grow and flourish.

A flock of Long-tailed Tit passed through and Mistle Thrush, Skylark and a Grey Wagtail flew over.

Barn Owl seen on Cholsey hill tonight (28th) hunting along the verges (per Michael Pocock).

Nuthatch and a couple of Pied Wagtail in the garden.

1 comment:

  1. Well done Cholsey. In this week of climate change rallies, perfect timing. Let's hope that other villages can follow suit as the gales continue to blow down the older trees that remain.