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About Trees - July

The July issue of ‘About Trees’, the newsletter of Havant Borough Tree Wardens is now available.

Articles include:

¨ Woodland Glade Community Project at Bosmere School
¨ Emsworth Tree Trail
¨ Two easy ways to be a Tree Champion
¨ Ash Dieback Alert
¨ Planning Application – Forty Acres Farm, Farlington

If you would like a copy, please send a request to:

Recent posts

Hayling Island activities - May and June

Hayling Island tree warden Eric describes the past months activities:
"This last month I have been supporting the Hampshire Rangers and HCCG on a couple of occasions at Sandy Point as they deal with the gorse to get it into grassland or pasture for the cows. My principle activity this last month has been getting the booklet Trees in Hayling Island Park together. It is now in the proof reading stage and a printer approached for costs. The other activity was to prepare all 90 tree survey documents for the hedge surveying on Hayling. Then, the first hedge surveys on the Hayling Billy Trail were done, where I was joined by other tree wardens including a new starter who is from Hayling.Making clean copies showed up weaknesses in the document pack that need to be corrected. Only 88 more surveys to be done and for that a lot more effort is required to get landowner permissions. 
I got my copy of the Tree Warden Handbook Part 15, Treezilla, which made me very excited, not one tree rec…

Spring Bank Holiday Walk in the Woods

Havant Borough Tree Wardens invite you to join us for a guided walk in Johnston’s Coppice, a Hampshire County Council local nature reserve in Purbrook, on Spring Bank Holiday Monday 28th May.
Walk in the Woods is The Tree Council's festival to encourage everyone to enjoy trees and woods during the month of May.
The walk will be at a slow pace with frequent stops.  Duration 1½ - 2 hours. Boots or stout shoes recommended. Not suitable for wheelchairs.
Meet next to the College Road bus stop in Purbrook Way at 3.00pm.

April Tree Warden Activities

With the Hayling Coastal Conservation Group and the Hampshire Rangers having planted the hedge plants earlier at the northern end of the Haying Billy Trail at the beginning of April, the remaining plants were planted at the very southern end. Altogether we planted about 300 plants from the Woodland Trust including Hawthorn, Hazel, Birch, Rowan, Blackthorn, Oak, Sea Buckthorn, Guelder Rose, Goat Willow and Dogwood, which included some locally donated plants adding a bit more variety.

By the end of April the hedge plants are sprouting well with nearly a 100% take. End of April saw a donation of two small lorry loads of wood chipping for mulch around the hedge plants, from Michael Reed & Co Tree Service of  Emsworth. Herbicide is not permitted in the High Level Stewardship Scheme part of the planting area. On Thursday 26 April most of the plants we had put in for the first mile from the south had the been surrounded with the mulch, but we used less than expected. Hopefully County R…

Hedgerows are Green Lifesavers

Like to know how to save a hedgerow near you?

Learn how to become a Volunteer Hedgerow Surveyer and join Havant Borough Tree Wardens new team.

Come to the training session being offered by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and Havant Borough Tree Wardens:

On Thursday 8 March, 9.30-13.00 at Emsworth Community Centre and Brook Meadow Wildlife Reserve.

Places are limited, and interested people must phone 01243 373531 or email the coordinator to book one of 10-12 places.

The Secret Life of Trees, as seen on TV

BBC One is screening a fascinating programme next week: Weds 20.12.17 at 20:00hrs.

Watch through four seasons as trees maintain their 'community', warding off threats from Climate Change and pests, as well as protecting our environment.

Presented by Judi Dench from her own woodland, planted with her husband and nurtured over many years. She has a fine array of scientists and experts to help her explore the life of trees from root to growing twigs, and the supporting cast of micro-organisms, insects and animals.

Tree Planting at Hampshire Farm Meadows

Havant Borough Tree Wardens marked National Tree Week by helping The Friends of Hampshire Farm Meadows with replacement planting in Emsworth on Saturday, 2nd December.