It’s a beautiful sunny spring day, and this afternoon I’ll be by the river planting trees.
The ‘Tree Day’ event is free, organised by Tree Group Frome and Shared Earth Learning. The plan to plant these trees was devised in a chance conversation on Potato day. (That’s the kind of thing that happens in Frome.)
“Come join Shared Earth Learning and The Tree Group Frome down by the river to help plant hawthorns, hazels, elder, guelder rose, willows, dogwoods and many other species to benefit our local area. “
More info on FromeBlooms.com
I haven’t planted many trees before, so I’m looking forward to this. I hope they’ll do well and I’ll learn a bit more about our native trees.
The whole of Frome was once a thick forest. It’s easy to forget that what we think of as ‘natural landscape’ isn’t really natural. The rolling fields and hedgerows we see are a landscape of agriculture, and without human intervention this would all be trees.
I’m not actually advocating entire reforestation of Frome, that would be excessive.
But I’d like to see a few more trees, please, for the birds and bees.
If you are in Frome, why not pop down to Weylands between 1-4 to join the tree day fun. Details at Fromeblooms.com