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The Trees have Arrived !

The trees have arrived so we are busy arranging planting days for later this month.

We have had official confirmation from Huw Merriman’s office and Rother District Council that as a voluntary group this can continue during the current lockdown. However, numbers will be very restricted and strictly controlled, with social distancing maintained at all times. Sadly, there is no possibility of the general public being involved.

On Saturday 21st November we will be planting 200+ trees at Turkey Road outside Highwoods Golf Club. These will be British native trees and shrubs, including holly, hawthorn and guilder rose. We thank ESCC, who own the plot, for their help in planning the planting.

On Saturday 28th November we will be planting approx. 520 trees, underplanted with wildflowers, to create a new Bexhill Down Wood. We have been busy over the past few weeks preparing the ground: mowing, removing the cut grass, flail mowing, harrowing and finally sowing a mix of wild flower seeds. These have already started to germinate! On 28th we will be planting 16 species of British native trees, mainly 90-120cm high, including field maple, sweet chestnut, wild cherry, red oak and rowan. Each tree will be protected by a Tubex held by a stake and will be individually numbered with a code to identify the species to allow monitoring over future years. We plan to involve local schools to assist with this and also make the information on the species code available on our website if anyone wishes to identify specific trees. We are very grateful to have received grants from Hastings Direct, Rother District Council and the Urban Tree Challenge Fund which have enabled us to undertake this work.

On Saturday 5th December, we will be asking volunteers to plant trees in Bexhill Cemetery, and as this is after the end of lockdown, we might be able to accommodate more people.