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Volunteers sought for mass planting session


Can you help plant thousands of saplings this weekend, March 20th and 21st? Thistledown Farm at Tinkley Lane, Nympsfield has received a donation of 3,000 tree saplings from Nympsfield Parish Council to replace trees which were felled due to ash dieback.

“We will be planting native fruit trees, and habitat hedging like beech, lime, hawthorn, holly, blackthorn over a weekend in March. We need lots of willing helpers,” said Richard Kelly, owner of Thistledown Farm.

“Come on your own or in your bubble – two friends together. You can dedicate one hour (or more if you wish) to do your part in replanting for the environment.

“We would be more than happy for people to help as and when, but if you could manage your visit by letting us know which session you plan on attending. This will help us restrict attendance to a maximum of 50 helpers at any time.

“Due to Covid restrictions helpers should bring their own spade and tools and remember to adhere to two-metre social distancing. The good news is that we have equipment for making the holes, so the hard work is done,” added Richard.

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