On Tuesday we took delivery of 52 semi mature trees. These are going to be planted at Tongham as part of the reinstatement work after a utilities company had to do major work on the site. After much negotiation I secured the funds and now the hard work really begins.
We used the large Massey tractor that we share with the Canal and Yateley Rangers to assist with the unloading, each tree and rootball weighs approximately 200kg. The Massey was able to unload 3 trees at a time.
We will be moving the trees to site using our large Bateson trailer and to unload and move into position our little Kubota tractor. There are two volunteer days which are Tuesday 30th January and Thursday 1st February all are welcome, there will be various other tasks happening along side the tree planting.
I would like to thank Laura and Bobbie for their hard work on the day, we managed to get all 52 trees unloaded in 2 hours which I think was good going.