Sunday, 24 November 2013

Friends of the Byes... and National Tree Week

The FOTB have been busy in the Community Orchard
Futures Forum: Friends of the Byes: volunteer days down on the Community Orchard... into November on Thursdays and Saturdays
- and will be doing more:

Dear All

As mentioned in this week's Sidmouth Herald, FOTB’s are helping to celebrate National tree week celebrations in the Byes

Friends of The Byes volunteers have been busy during October and November tidying up the Community Orchard in The Byes:
Volunteer’s have strimmed and cleared grass from around fruit trees followed by covering the roots with a thick layer of well rotted mulch. They have also cleared around the edible hedgerows and benches. EDDC gardeners have helped clear the bulk of the grass and unwanted brambles with a flail mower.
The Orchard is now looking clean, tidy and all the fruit trees and bushes are looking healthy. People visiting the Byes are welcome to stop off and admire the progress.
As a reminder due to some people recently asking; The Community Orchard has been planted on National Trust land managed by EDDC by members of the community for the community.  The trees and bushes will begin to bear fruit next year and members of the public are welcome to help their selves to it.

On the 26th November volunteers will be marking National Tree Week by helping every class from Sidmouth Primary School plant their own Apple tree that they have been nurturing and growing on for a year. They will also have an opportunity to plant their individual sapling that they were given by FOTB early this year.
FOTB volunteers and local school children will also be planting a row of Black Mulberry trees in the Byes

Please come and join in - on TUESDAY 26th November at 8:30am – 3pm, meeting in the Community Orchard.
For more information please phone Sally on 01395 577383

Michael Horsnell
Behalf of Friends of The Byes

Friends of The Byes / Sidmouth BEE Project | Facebook

It's National Tree Week:

  • National Tree Week

National Tree Week

23 November - 1 December 2013

First mounted in 1975, National Tree Week is the UK's largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting season.
National Tree Week is a great chance for communities to do something positive for their local treescape. Each year, Tree Council member organisations such as voluntary bodies and local authorities, up to 200 schools and community groups, our 8,000 Tree Wardens and many others, support the initiative by setting up fun, worthwhile and accessible events, inspiring upward of a quarter of a million people to get their hands dirty and together plant around million trees.
Do you want to be part of this great collective achievement? All events can be found on our events map. To find out about the kind of activities which took place in your area last year, for inspiration, you can look at past events. If you're interested in organising your own event, read further to get someuseful tips on how to organise successful tree planting activities and don't forget to register your event, so that other people can come and join you!
Organisers can advertise their own events by downloading the 2013 National Tree Week poster for free. Use it on its own, or insert it into your own local poster that includes the time and place or a contact number, and put it up on local notice boards.  Use it as many times as you like - it's free.

In Pictures: National Tree Week 40th Anniversary

22 November 2013 Last updated at 07:43

BBC Nature - In Pictures: National Tree Week 40th Anniversary

Plus some fun activities:
Tree activity pack from nature detectives
National tree week | Nature detectives | Children and families | Learn | The Woodland Trust

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