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Dogkennel Wood – tree planting for COP26

group of volunteer gardeners by a watering can

Leckhampton with Warden Hill Parish Council wanted to mark the occasion of the international climate change conference, COP26, which took place in Glasgow during the first two weeks of November 2021. This is a critically important event – it’s probably the last chance the world has to start taking the necessary steps to cut carbon emissions.

So we are delighted that Sue Ryder Hospice has agreed to allow us to plant 100 trees in Dogkennel Wood, within their grounds.

map showing location of tree planting

Head Gardener David Bills will supervise the planting of 100 barewood saplings (native tree species). The ground is clay soil and damp and overgrown at present – but it will be cleared by Hospice Gardening Volunteers. Given the soil composition, he is recommending that we plant a selection of plants from the following: Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Crab apple (Malus sylvestris), Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea), Silver Birch (Betula pendula), Field Maple (Acer campestre).

The Parish Council will provide all trees, stakes and tree guards. If you wish to come along on November 6th to help plant the trees, please contact Arlene Deane to help us manage the numbers attending.

ENDED 2021

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