Tongham Tree Planting Project

This week most of the Blackwater Valley Ranger team have been at Tongham to carry on with the reinstatement work at Tongham Wood. I have been involved with this project since starting with Blackwater Valley, carrying on from Tony Anderson and after negotiating with the utility company I managed to successfully secure the funds for the work.


Above are a few pictures from the project, as well as planting trees we removed old redundant fencing, two trailer loads of bricks and rubble as well as various items from when the road was first put in. I would like to say a massive thank you to the Blackwater Valley Volunteers who helped on the Tuesday and Thursday and all of the Blackwater Valley Rangers and senior staff for their help to make the project run smoothly.

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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2 Responses to Tongham Tree Planting Project

  1. Anonymous says:

    My husband saw you all working. Are they cherry trees to replace the ones that were removed? We did miss their lovely blossom and are looking forward to seeing the blossom on the two apple tree we had planted some years ago for our grand-daughters. I made six apple crumbles from their fruit! A good crop this year and we managed to pick some before others took them!

    • Hi, It’s great to hear about your lovely memories seeing the fruit blossom at Tongham Wood. Last week we planted around 50 semi-mature trees which included; Oak, Beech, Birch, Rowan and Cherry. The area further south along the water main will be replanted with fruit trees next Winter, so it will be good to see how Tongham Wood evolves. Cheers, Senior Ranger, Stuart

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