Tree Planting

Thursday 29th March, 2018
Hawksworth Quarry

Forest of Bradford have been undertaking a massive planting scheme on the edge of Odda Quarry, Hawksworth this winter.  A small band of BEES volunteers contributed by panting about 250 trees today – a mix of field maple, hornbeam, alder, rowan, sycamore and beech.  

Some of these species we are more familiar with removing form woodland mixes (sycamore and Beech), and hornbeam is new in our planting mix this far north. It’s all about resilience and finding a mix of trees that will withstand the increasing number plant diseases that have arrived in Britain due to the globalisation of the plant trade, and a lack of biosecurity measures.