This month we received our community tree pack from the Woodland Trust. The batch is a mix of Rowan, Hazel, Oak, Blackthorn, Dog rose and quite a few other species that will make up an attractive new hedge. It will also provide habitat, shelter and food for invertebrates’ and small mammals. That aside we were slightly daunted by the idea of planting all those trees- but fear not Cubitt Town School soon stepped in. Dark skies loomed overhead, the temperature dipped below freezing, large flakes of snow fell from the sky but that didn’t stop our brave gardeners donning a pair of gloves, picking up a spade and carefully planting the whips.
If you’re a community organisation you could be entitled to free tree packs too: