Tree Planting

Friday 16th March, 2018
Tree planting at Airton

We all stood several inches taller by the end of today’s planting. Yes we were pleased to be involved increasing tree cover in the Dales, but mainly because it was SO muddy!

We were working on a hedge with Forest of Bradford, a Woodland Trust scheme, near Airton. The rain was cold and persistent, the going underfoot was comical, but we planted many hundred trees. We were focussing on a line of hawthorn, this will be added to with a mix of other species when the hedge is finished. 

Not essential information, but it was notable that our journey home took the same length of time from Gargrave as our journey last week from Nab Wood. Can that just be because we avoided Saltaire?