Tree Planting With Conservation Volunteers
Tree planting volunteers at work
This morning, by happenchance, I encountered a small group of people, spanning all ages, hard at work in sort of digging activity in the local country park.
Upon enquiry I learned that this was a tree planting exercise (native species) undertaken under the aegis of TCV a conservation charity focused on nature.
I was very encouraged to see this activity. The particular park is popular with locals and well managed but maybe 20pct of the tree and shrub population is invasive and non-native, e.g. bamboo and rhododendron.
I was delighted to be given the opportunity to plant one of the young saplings.
Here is 'my' sapling (to left of spade).
Volunteers at work
Lead volunteer with bunch of saplings