Tongham Tree Delivery


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.

Ranger Stu.

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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