Firstly from all of us at Co-Treetment we’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year for 2024.
We had a fantastic day yesterday, Sunday 7th January 2024 where we took advantage of the unusually mild weather and popped up to the field with the aim of completing some of the tasks we hadn’t been able to do over the Christmas break.
It is imperative to keep the grounds in which the trees are growing well maintained – it is all too easy for vegetation to stifle the growth of the trees; fight for light, space and nutrients, hence regular tendering of the mini-forest remains a key activity for the Co-Treetment team.
As is typical for us, we’d had mechanical breakdowns last time we went to the field, so we’d been busy repairing the equipment. We don’t buy new, we recycle and reuse previously owned equipment. So we went armed with a rotary mower, 3 strimmers, a chainsaw and a van full of enthusiasm.
As is usual we walked the field, again amazed at how from nothing we have managed to grow such great trees in a little over three years. We identified the areas in most need of some love and attention and began in earnest, and over the course of the day were able to achieve a lot.
Our main purpose was that during the time where the leaves from the trees had fallen, was to remove the tree guards and canes from the trees that had been in the ground for two years or more. My goodness there were a lot of them, we have retained as many canes and tree guards as we could because we will be reusing them during our next planting sessions.
Coming away from the land, although exhausted physically from the work we do, the sense of achievement coupled with being out in the fresh air is truly uplifting. We never looked at our phones, we didn’t listen to anything other than the sounds of nature and each others updates from the holidays. Not something that many of us do on a day to day basis.
With over 3,500 trees now in the ground we would love to hear from you either in our post as a reply or via the website. Placing an order for trees has never been simpler, a link to our website is included below to help:-
If you feel like helping us to make a difference then please visit our site and order some trees, it is simple and an effective way to help us in planning the future for the field and in putting #PlanetBeforeProfit
To all our existing customers we’d like to say many thanks and to any potential customers we look forward to working with you.
Top corner of the field
Looking at the field from the top gate towards the trentbarton corner.
trentbarton mini forest trees.