Winter is a busy time for the Community Forestry team. This season activities have included the planting of trees and daffodil bulbs on Wensley Street with the help of youngsters from Fir Vale, planting small trees with pupils from St. Catherine’s School and planting two large cypress trees with Green City Action (GCA) to support the opening of the Vestry Hall.
Six large mountain ashes were also planted with the Landfill Action Group at the Rutland Road entrance to Parkwood Springs, and 22 heavy standard white mulberry trees were planted with the help of Greenfingers allotment group on the re-landscaped bank on Grimesthorpe Road. This exciting new scheme is aimed at renewing the presence of mulberries following the removal of mature mulberry trees across the road to make way for a new development.
Young people from Earl Marshal Connexions Centre joined GCA and the Ranger Service to undertake woodland management and a tidy up in the woodland along Bagley Dike. This band of woodland has historic importance and boasts a fine variety of woodland plant communities. Events planned for 2008 include:
Field maples, mountain ash and fruit trees planted at Parkwood Springs along with a belt of 400 small native trees.
Heavy standard tree planting in Osgathorpe, Abbeyfield and Ellesmere Parks.
The ‘greening’ of housing sites on Verdon St, Firs Hill Crescent and Spital St.
Trees on highway verges.
Trees for Free
We are offering apple and pear trees again this season for residents interested in growing food at home.Tree and shrub species will also be available to create hedges, an excellent way of marking boundaries whilst providing valuable habitats for wildlife.
Please call the number below with your name, address, contact number and tree requirements. This offer is only available to residents of Burngreave.
Call Tim on (0114) 273 4190 to get involved in the events this season or to suggest a potential tree-planting site.