Tree Planting weekends 2022

This winter season January to March 2022 Ediculture team at Coed Gardens are planting a new hedge, a shelter belt, 8 espaliers for fruit trees, plus a wide range of native and non native ornamentals into the land at Coed, St Hilary, in the Vale of Glamorgan, where Ediculture has it’s base.

This amounts to about 1000 trees.

This project is part supported by Orchard media company, and Earth Star Community.

Needless to say, we will be needing lots of help in planting these trees! So we welcome the wider community to join us on these days. We will provide lunch in exchange for your support.

PLEASE NOTE:

As with all things outdoors, exact times of planting, lunch, and general activities are subject to weather. The best way to navigate this uncertainty is to keep in contact via phone and messaging Stephen on whatsapp –

07507 578885

We can inform you closer to the date what the details will be.

Also note that each weekend will be slightly different, and so arrangements will change from weekend to weekend, including overnight accomodation spaces which must be booked asap, as its a first come first served thing.

What to bring?

  • suitable outdoor clothing
  • a spade if you have one (just incase lots of people come its worth having extra!)
  • Gloves (we have gloves, but just incase lots of people come its worth having extra!)

Dates –

22nd & 23rd January

This weekend the focus is on the ornamental and unusual non natives which will be planted around the main buildings and crofter field.

These plants have been chosen primarily to support the wildlife, especially the birds and the bees, with flowers and fruits at times of year when there is very little else to eat.

12th & 13th February

This weekend the focus will be on establishing native trees. We will be establishing them into open space as well as into the woodland to replace the devastating effect of ash die-back. The woodland at Coed has hundreds if not thousands of ash trees which all have the disease and will die off in the next ten years. assisting the replacement of the ash trees with other native trees like oak, beech, hawthorn and silver birch is our aim.

19th & 20th February

This weekend we will be focusing on the espalier fruit trees. We will be planting about 100 fruit trees over the weekend in our new allotment plots (more to follow about this soon). The espaliers will form the hedges and boarders between the plots, and we will be planting an extended forest garden “orchard” space around the edges of the plots.

18th & 19th March

Special tree planting weekend –

This weekend we will be joined by The wonderful Earth Star Community who have helped by donating money to the purchase of trees. They will be hosting an equinox gathering at Coed on the Friday and Saturday night, planting trees during the day. They are charging a fee for the evenings events, but you are welcome to join us for the tree planting in the day time for free.

You must contact us if you want to be a part of this equinox weekend. We can then send you more details, depending on what aspects of the event you want to engage with.

Look forward to seeing you with a tree and a spade!



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