I am lucky in that I can point to many trees on the farm and say ‘My Great Grandfather planted that’ or ‘That was planted by my Grandfather in the 1930’s to replace a tree which blew down’ and so on.
It is a nice feeling of pride and continuity through the generations, and I am hoping that this idea may appeal to others.
I would, therefore like to offer villagers a space in the hedgerows along Loddington Lane and College Farm Lane to plant a tree so that in years to come their Grandchildren can say the same.
The plan is to sell the trees, with the profits supporting our village church, and have a planting day where people who wish to can come to collect their tree and record any details that they wish to be associated with the tree for posterity. I would then draw a map recording the location of each tree, who planted it etc which would be kept in the church for future generations to see who lived here and who planted the trees surrounding the village.
All the trees will be native English varieties, and a choice will be on offer to anyone who wants to plant a tree.
I hope that this will benefit the village in making the lanes prettier, better for wildlife and raise some money for the church as well.
Twelve pounds will buy an English tree, tree guard, space in the hedge and a packet of wildflower seeds to scatter underneath.
Varieties to choose from can be found below.
If you would like to take part please email Mark at [email protected], due to space numbers will be limited sadly.
I hope this will appeal to people,
Varieties of native trees available: