Newhaven Tree Wardens are a group of volunteers affiliated to the Town Council. We’ve been planting trees, shrubs, bulbs and native perennials for a few years now. Our aim is to improve the urban environment and increase and support biodiversity.
Currently we are growing our own trees from seed, and now’s the time to collect nuts, berries, pips and seeds to try and hatch a tree seedling. The rules are simple, put your seed or nut etc into a pot of soil, keep it moist and outside if possible (on a windowsill if not) and wait till the Spring! Don’t forget to chat to them, and be aware not all will hatch, it took the author 3 years of trying!
From the left back row… two oaks and two Rowans which are 4 years old, and in the front row from the left there’s apple, cherry, oak, holly and another cherry all one year old.
The older trees will soon be ready to plant out along with the millennium elms, which are Dutch Elm Disease resistant, and other saplings being brought on by the team.
CO2 and pollution reduction, shade (reducing the temperature), habitat and food for wildlife, fruit and nuts for us. The list is long but can be summed up as improving everything!
How you can help
We welcome volunteers, either to join us as Tree Wardens or to help with watering, or to offer front gardens as a site for a small tree.
We happily accept equipment too, eg tree guards and stakes.
And of course we accept funds…. or trees, perhaps as a part of carbon offsetting for local businesses.
Newhaven Town Council and volunteers
Newhaven Tree Wardens: BN9trees@hotmail.com
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