This December we planted around a hundred trees to restore the hedges at Crabtree Fields.
Saplings of hawthorn, rowan, blackthorn, silver birch, hazel, and common oak were added to the park to increase greenery, improve biodiversity, provide a habitat for wildlife and enhance the appearance for the public park.
The trees were provided free by The Woodland Trust.
Three volunteers worked over several mornings at the beginning of December to plant the saplings and cover the base of the plants with leaf mulch.
This is the second time we have done a mass planting at Crabtree Fields. Last year we planted a similar amount of trees.
The Friends group meet every Saturday morning from 8am in the park to carry out nature conservation work, trim hedges, gather leaves to create small compost piles and mulch, and creating habitat for birds and insects. We also sow seeds for wildflowers.