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More New Trees for Cale Park - Join the Planting on Sunday 1st March

Thursday 26 February 2015, 13:47
By John Smith

Saplings planted last year in the play area

The Cale Park regeneration group are pleased to announce the next step in the ongoing development of the Cale Park area. On Sunday 1st March they are holding a “tree planting morning”, starting at 10.30am.

Councillor Ray Tudgay said that they are looking for volunteers to help with the planting work. A similar event was held last year to plant saplings in the play area. Groups of pupils from the local primary schools were invited to come and take part. Watch this video of last year's planting to get a better idea of what's involved, and see if you're up for getting your hands dirty.

Volunteers should meet at the David Sharp Centre at 10.30am, where they hope to be able to provide tea and coffee. Volunteers are asked to bring their own spades and appropriate clothing/footwear. Ray said that they estimate the work will take around two hours to complete.

The trees are actually small saplings, approximately 18 inches tall, and can be handled easily by children or adults. The saplings have been donated by The Woodland Trust, and include:

75 Blackthorn
90 Rowan
75 Silver Birch
60 Hazel Hedging
60 Oak
60 Hawthorne

One proposed planting site will be on the right beyond the junction of the footpath that goes to the Health Centre, along the boundary with the Business Park. The second site (subject to agreement/confirmation with the CATCH group) would involve hedge saplings being planted along the side of the River Cale at Hawker’s Bridge.

The planting of a holly sapling last year in the play area

Councillor Tudgay said,

This tree planting will form part of the plan to regenerate the park alongside our plans to provide a new play area etc.

For further information Ray can be contacted on 07879 462834 or by e-mail at .


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