It's Tree-Time!

National Tree Week gave us an excuse to do lots of planting on our lovely Reserve. On Saturday 30th November we planted 150 hedgerow trees, including hawthorn, dog rose, hazel, downy birch and dogwood.

Some of these were alongside the hard surfaced path running between 'Shawbirch Bridge' and the Spa Meadow. We recently did a lot of work here to clear the undergrowth and dig out the old iron railings, so the area will really benefit from a new hedgerow.

Then on Monday 2nd December, 50 Junior Friends of the Reserve from Dothill Primary School did their bit by planting 50 holly tree whips (very young single stems with no side-branches) by Charlton Pool. The children, from Year 5, thoroughly enjoyed this activity, each of them naming their holly plant, and they have promised to look after them when the weather is dry.

Well done to all who took part in these activities, and our thanks to Small Woods of Coalbrookdale.

Latest comments

29.10 | 09:14

Wellington UDC Sewage Works were just beyond the end of the blocks going north.

04.10 | 18:40

I think a water pipe or sewage pipe was supported on those blocks many years ago, they look pre war.

28.04 | 15:50

A big thank you to all you wonderful volunteers, what an amazing paradise you have developed.

03.04 | 14:38

What are the large concrete blocks that are along one of the paths in nature reserve walk please

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