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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.