Tree planting December 2021 at Crabtree Fields

Saplings of hawthorn, rowan, blackthorn, silver birch, hazel, and oak from The Woodland Trust. 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 … Continue reading Tree planting December 2021 at Crabtree Fields

Over a hundred trees planted this autumn and winter at Crabtree Fields

Some of the trees we planted during the first week of December. The Friends group have now completed our sessions of winter planting in Crabtree Fields. This past week we planted nearly 100 saplings, thanks to the The Conservation Volunteers Dig Trees’ scheme which supplied the trees. In November we planted 30 trees provided by … Continue reading Over a hundred trees planted this autumn and winter at Crabtree Fields

This is why park hedges should not be cut in the spring and summer months

Farmers are not allowed to cut hedges between 1 March and 31 August to protect the habitat of nesting birds. The same guidance should be applied to public parks in our cities, yet all too often it is ignored. Using machinery such as hedge trimmers and leaf blowers can disrupt the habitat, disturbing nests. Birds … Continue reading This is why park hedges should not be cut in the spring and summer months