Haddenham

Village Tree Planting

Home » News » Village Tree Planting
Tree Planting - March 2020
ReLEAF Haddenham logo

Tree Planting on Sat 7th March, from 10.30am

reLEAF is a joint project between Zero-Carbon Haddenham and Haddenham Parish Council. reLEAF aims to double the tree cover in Haddenham parish by 2030. Research tells us this will have a major positive impact on Climate Change and is also good for us.

On the piece of open land illustrated, between the footpath and some garages on the edge of Sheerstock, we are going to plant four apple trees and a hazelnut tree, so they will provide food too.

This is not an open invitation, but we really hope that some closely located Sheerstock residents will be able to join us and help with the digging! Bring your spade and gloves, wear sturdy shoes and keep an eye on the weather forecast to see if you need a raincoat or sun hat!

Children of Sheerstock residents are also welcome to be involved with their parent's supervision. We will ask you to provide emergency contact details and listen to a quick safety briefing before starting.

If digging seems like it might be too strenuous for you then providing refreshments on the morning is another way to help if you want to be involved.

Once the trees are planted, they will need regular watering and the immediate area around them will need to be kept clear of weeds. It would be great if people living or working nearby can look after them for the first few years. In the longer term there will be fruit and nuts to harvest — we hope people will help themselves to what their family can eat that week & leave some for others to take.

If you have questions or want to get more involved in the reLEAF project, please email releaf@zeroch.org

Kirsten Shaw & the reLEAF team

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Unhappy Doctor 01
Helen Salisbury: Mon 16 May 6:30pm

Following recent criticisms in certain national newspapers and on social media of the current state of General Practice in this country, we have chosen to reproduce a letter published in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal, written by a GP based in Oxfordshire.Where have our GPs gone?That question topped the 3 May front page of the Daily Mail--a tabloid newspaper not known for...

Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 16 May 1:37pm

Haddenham St Mary's CE school are going to be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a special week at school next week (23rd-26th May). The week is going to culminate in a 1950's Tea Party on the Thursday afternoon where children will celebrate with their parents. We would love to invite anyone local who has a vintage car to bring their car along on the afternoon of the...

James Orford
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 16 May 11:15am

On Thursday 5th May, after a two year hiatus, an "Aperitif Recital" was held at St Marys Church.The recital was given by James Orford, organist at Eton College, assistant director of music at St Pauls' Church Knightsbridge and former organist at Westminster Cathedral.He delighted the audience with music by Duruflé, Vivaldi and others. James delivered a fantastic performance...