New hedge planting begins!
420 - Trees donated by The Woodlands Trust to Friends of Rectory Park & Hollyfield Primary School.
Last month saw the Friends complete the planting of the hedge along the Cricket Club boundary fronting the road-way up to the Cricket clubs training nets. The Friends planted 420 cell grown trees, oak, silver birch, rowen, hawthorne, blackthorn, hazel, and cherry plum. Over 40 trees was planted in what we now call Lime Grove over two days (27th & 28th March) and also cut and cleared a fallen trees from the paths in the woods.
On both days FoRP were supported by the Cricket Club. Chairman Colin Greatham , loaned us tools, a wheelbarrow and drove the clubs tractor. These were used to collect up waste material for disposal, and supplied and delivered many gallons of precious water for the tree planting, Colin was also on hand for well deserved cups of coffee. Later George produced his now famous flask and biscuits for the mid - day welcome break.
Thanks to the cricket clubs own work party, the clearing of the dead wood from the existing hedge row was taken care of, and and Colin agreed to cut back the weeds along the hedge line to assist with their new machine.
On the 5th and 6th April another deadwood section was cleared and a further 65 trees planted in Lime Grove.
The Friends wood like to thank all who helped with the hedge planting, tidying up and to the Parks Dept for arranging disposal of all the waste material!
The Cricket Club work party have made a start on tidying up at the rear of the Cricket Club where the old toilet block was and the Cricket Club will be about again on the 14 and 15th April to continue their work.
The 14th is the second Saturday in the month, a work party day for FoRP, plenty to do and it keeps you fit, all are welcome! If you can make it, let Jack or Peter, 10am on the car park by the Cricket Club, or over in Lime Grove.
Dave, our very own Park Keeper, will be having a word with his new Boss and CPM John regarding the new trees we planted and not to cut the grass in Lime Grove. Dave's old boss Chris Silk has I understand moved onto pastures new, Chris helped FoRP out on quite a few occasions, we wish him every success in his new job.