First aniversary of Henley New Forest
It is exactly one year since we planted 240 trees to start
our Henley Forest project on one acre at Tilebarn Wood, Fourty
Acre Field, Henley, thanks to Henley Town Council's generous
lease with a peppercorn rent. See map below. You will recall
that we have our plot alongside another one acre plot, leased
by Sue Ryder (Hospice), who are planting a wood of memorial
trees. Henley in Transition, with help from our friends, have
gently tended our baby wood through the year. We have over
330 trees now, including a group of semi mature fruit trees
donated to the town by the people of Leichlingen, the home
of German apples.
I am writing to you because on Saturday morning 24th November,
between 11.00am and 1.00pm, we plan to plant more trees, and
replace some, and pull up rings of grass around new trees
where the lush grass is stealing nutrition from the trees.
Once again we need help from our friends.
We would love you to come and join us and, under Andrew Hawkins'
expert guidance when necessary, pull grass, or plant some
more trees, and help us to finish our first acre of new recreational
woodland for the people of Henley. We have created an open
area for picnics, and are providing lots of edible nut trees
and fruit trees to provide ample opportunities for everyone
to go scrumping before settling down for a picnic.
Please come and join us. Do bring a trowel / shovel / fork
/ a tree / flask of tea, and weed or plant a tree or two for
the future pleasure of our children and grandchildren.
Malcolm Dodds and Dave McEwen
Henley in Transition