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Latest News November 2017
The village trees are getting to the stage of looking after themselves. Rockmill End may require a further replacement. The trees are checked during the year and any pruning work done.
The transformation of the QEII play area was completed earlier this year and is attracting ever increasing numbers, so much so that WAG applied for funding from the SCDC Community Chest, after receiving an initial generous donation from Vintage Travel, for the provision of more seating. A circular bench to surround a feature of three white barked Silver Birches, earlier sponsored by Vintage Travel, plus three plank benches to be placed by the under 5’s play area. The planting of sponsored trees was completed last winter bringing the total to 50, plus one planted earlier on the recreation ground. This made it possible to commission a promised sign board listing the trees and their sponsors with tree location identified on an aerial photo of the QEII field. The trees planted last winter were watered as required during the summer and all appear to have established well. The above development activity will complete the current WAG Enviro involvement in the QEII.
The fruit trees are now well established although some are yet to bear fruit. The trees on vigorous root stocks are making appreciable growth. During our winter check on stakes, ties and labels the original spiral guards will be replaced with expandable mesh guards. Bulb planting has been repeated again this year. The bulbs that were planted last winter gave a good display so thanks to Marion Barber and her team for organising purchase and planting. The wild flower plots also gave a good display and hopefully will begin to spread. The grass is being cut the on a volunteer basis, as well as assistance if some tractor power is needed. The woodland area is beginning to look like a woodland with some excellent autumn colours on display. When the fruit trees have developed further more pruning will be involved so it is planned to run a pruning course so more people can routinely be involved. The planting on Bumpy Drove has been regularly checked and replacements planted where required. It is still planned to make laminated lists of the orchard trees by type and variety to assist people looking round.