Volunteers of all ages plant more trees at the Sulgrave Millenium Wood

Janet Tattersall and members of her family with their newly planted oak tree.

In 1999, as one of several ways in which the village commemorated the dawn of a new millenium, a new wood was planted adjacent to the Pocket Park. This was made possible by the generous donation of the land by Janet Tattersall (on the right in the above photograph).  About 60 village families donated £5 each to sponsor a tree and on Sunday 27th February many of them assembled at the wood in order to plant their trees.

The Village Tree Warden at the time, George Metcalfe, was instrumental in this endeavour and he made a photographic record of the event. Click here to see these photographs and a map showing the location of the wood.

In the twenty years since that time, most of the trees have matured but a few have died.  The Parish Council decided that it was time for some replacement trees to be planted and called for volunteers to gather at the wood on Sunday 26th January. A considerable number did so and it was particularly pleasing to see so many youngsters.

More photographs on the next page. (Click on “Read the rest of this entry”).












George Metcalfe attends to cast an eye over the project he did so much to initiate.









A worm……..


…..which is carefully moved to a safe place!












One Response to “Volunteers of all ages plant more trees at the Sulgrave Millenium Wood”

  1. Thank you to all who came and planted. It was so good to see so many helping of all ages.

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