On Saturday 23rd of February, we hosted another open invite community tree planting day beside the river Derwent in Blackhall Mill.
Sixteen volunteers joined us throughout the course of the day, and together we planted 120 willow and alder trees, both of which are water loving trees. Willow in particular likes to be planted in wet sites, and unlike other trees, you can even plant in submerged ground and it can still grow.
Each community tree planting day has a different atmosphere depending on the weather, the location, and the people there. This one was particular fun in a relaxing kind of way, thanks to the sunshine and the spirits of volunteers. It was especially good to see so many young people coming out to plant trees with us. The weather was warm, the snowdrops were out, and it was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Thank you to the Big Lottery who funded this and other tree planting days through their Awards For All scheme. Much appreciated!