Terrific Trees

Today George, Ben, Steph and I, took the four large field maple trees to Rushmoor Bottom Car Park to be planted. On arrival, Steph and I headed out to do some litter picking in the woods, while the others got started on digging the first hole between posts that surrounded the car park.  Once the first tree was securely in the hole, Steph and I returned from our litter pick to somewhat elegantly bash in two support poles, as George prepped the next area and Ben got the chainsaw to create the supports.

This cycle continued, with George planting the trees, Steph and I bashing in the support poles and Ben creating the supports, until the final tree was in. It is the hope that once these trees have grown, the car park will look more aesthetically pleasing for people that walk in the area.

George unloading 5m trees

George unloading 5m trees

New trees planted at Rushmoor Bottom Car Park

New trees planted at Rushmoor Bottom Car Park

Student Laura

About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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