We did it! Over 100 people – young and old, came to plant trees on Friday and Saturday 21st and 22nd March. We had representatives of schools, cubs, scouts, the National Forest Company, Melbourne Parish Council, East Midlands Bodgers, Melbourne Parish Church and many more individuals, adults and children. We planted over 2000 trees and hedging plants, met fantastic new people, and had fun whilst doing it. On the site we saw herons, hawks, field mice and voles too.
The trees were kindly donated by Million Trees Derbyshire and The Woodland Trust and the planting took place as part of the Big Tree Plant.
The next job will be mulching them to keep the grass down, so watch this space for details of when we can do it.