Join Beat in finding a home for fruit trees

The entrance to the site

The entrance to the site

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Planting of fruit trees on the land belonging to Carol and Garry King will take place on Sunday, March 1, at 10am.

People are very welcome to come and give a hand for an hour or more.

Children are welcome too if supervised by an adult, said a spokesperson for the organisers, Blackshaw Environmental Action Team, Finn Jensen.

“You can walk to the site from the New Delight Inn (Newdy) in less than five minutes,” he said.

“ Just go along the road next to the red telephone box at Jack Bridge, which runs along the stream uphill. The picture above show the entrance to the orchard site.

“If you have not planted trees before there will be people present to show you how to do it.

“BEAT is covered by an insurance policy.

“Please bring a spade if you can but do not worry if you cannot as we have spare ones.

“If you do not like digging you can put newspapers around the planted trees with a hessian mat on top to act as mulching.

“Remember to wear gloves and warm clothing.

“You are also welcome to bring newspapers and magazines – even if you cannot participate in the activities.”

Finn said that in case the site is covered by heavy snow ,or it is raining heavily on the da, the grfoup would postpone the tree planting.

If you want to check in advance email finn.jensen@rocketmail.com or phone 01422 846863.

Finn said: “After the tree planting BEAT will be providing vegan soup with bread and a drink (beer, wine, tea, coffee, hot chocolate or juice) at the New Delight as a thank you and to warm you up again.

“This will also give you a chance to ask questions to experienced fruit growers if you are considering planting fruit trees and bushes in your garden.”.