We have been busy. Over the past few weeks we have:
Planted 1.5km of hedging, mostly newly established but some ‘gap filling’ by under planting largely hornbeam and some hawthorn. Native oak trees have also been included within these hedges to boost the wildlife corridors and act as windbreaks.
In addition a third orchard has been established by turning over a large lawn to hosting native fruit trees. This now raises the number of fruit trees planted to 145 in the last two years.
The final stage this season is in one of our woodlands, where 2,500 trees have been ordered to replace those resulting from recent storm damage.
This annual costly exercise is our commitment toward our land stewardship.