Friday, 7 February 2014

Tree planting

It made a really nice change to plant some trees this week as it is not something we get to do very often. The students from Abingdon and Witney College worked as a happy gang as usual and replaced some trees around the site at Rushy Common.

Then the Thursday team, also a happy gang, put in four native black poplars round Tar Lakes. We put them in near to three old ash trees are looking as if they have not got long left. It will be very satisfying if the black poplars can take over their place as imposing and beautiful trees.
The cuttings were sourced from Aylesbury Vale District Council which, with 50% of the remaining national stock of these very endangered trees, co-ordinates the National Black Poplar Conservation Group. Hopefully, they will successfully add another location for the conservation of these amazingly beautiful trees.


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