Tree planting

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January – tree planting time! We are in our second year planting and restoring hedgerows at a 200-year-old farm in Ceredigion. We use bare-root trees a for large-scale planting jobs, as they are lightweight and economical.

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We are planting a native mix including hawthorn, guelder rose, field maple, rowan, oak, spindle, hazel and hornbeam. These will provide food and shelter for birds, small mammals and insects.

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Bareroot trees are often planted through plastic to keep weeds down and allow the trees to establish. We have come up with a natural and biodegradable alternative – each tree is protected with a handful of sheep wool covered with woodshavings.

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We planted over one thousand trees last winter, and hope to do more this year. On a dry, clear day it’s a wonderful job, but winter in Wales is often very wet indeed….

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