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**POPULAR EVENT** Please only say ‘Going’ on our FaceBook page if you are definitely going. Maximum number of people 50. If we have too many people there will be other practical work to do and a guided walk.

We have 35 trees to plant plus 30 already planted which you can ‘adopt’ to look after. Each sapling planted helps create woodland places that will benefit people and wildlife for years to come. Trees do so much for us everyday. They improve all aspects of our lives and bring beauty into our world. Please ensure a tree-filled future. Become a Tree Champion. Trees everywhere need our help. Now.

Meet at the old bowling green pavilion on Greenwood Road NG3 7FS opposite the Academy at 1:00pm.

Why are we planting different species? We expect a large loss of Ash in the near future due to Ash Dieback disease. Some areas of Colwick Woods have hawthorn and crab apple trees which are dying as they reach the end of their natural lives. We are therefore planting a mixture of species to replace these losses and add diversity, maturity and beauty to the woodland.

Mapping coordinates given for each planting will help you to locate your tree for future visits.

Trees need continuous care after planting to ensure they thrive and survive. Please revisit to nurture them.

Planting is FREE!  Certificates with GPS coordinates for individual plantings can be ordered on the day. £5 for a digital copy, £8 for a printed version. (Payment in cash or by cheque payable to Friends of Colwick Woods, please).

Please meet at 1pm at the Pavilion, where there will be a brief talk about the importance of these trees and their aftercare before we set off for the planting.

Come prepared!

Get your boots on and prepare to get your hands muddy.  Please ensure your footwear and clothing are suitable for outdoor working.

All tools and planting materials will be provided.  Please bring tough gloves and a spade if you have them.

Some help with scrub clearance welcome in some planting areas (Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult dogs on a lead are welcome).

Our volunteers will be on hand to help and will share their knowledge of trees and the Woods.

Refreshments of tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits will be on sale after the event at the Old Bowling Green Pavilion.

Street parking available. Bus 43 from King Street in Nottingham goes up Sneinton Dale onto Greenwood Road (get off the bus at the Harrogate Road bus stop).