Status and Schedule

Scheduled Work

Tree Tending Tuesday evenings, every week from spring to autumn. Everyone is welcome our light weekly orchard maintenance activity and social evening, see below for location.

Please watch this space or join our volunteer email list for announcements.

Saturday Orchard Love is now scheduled for the second Saturday in a month. We hope this will accommodate many volunteers with conflicting commitments on the first Saturday in every month.

When Where What
Tue 1-May Cancelled due to schedule conflict Committee Meeting
Tue 8-May 19:00 TBA TBA
Sat 12-May 11:00 to be announced Mulching, subject to weather and other conditions.

Status

Where Last Report Notes
All Sites 4-April Label replacement in progress. Some rabbit guards still keep disappearing and need replacing. Hemlock, nettles and brambles are emerging everywhere but the trees look great and are coming into flower.
Osterley Lock 10-April Looking great!
One diseased tree removed, replacement tree moved to allow for better spacing.
Elthorne Terrace 4-April Our problem child with continued vandalism by four and two legged hare-brained creatures.

Trees checked, labels updated.

Elthorne Triangles 4-April Looking great!

Trees checked, labels updated, some weeds cut.

The Piggeries 4-April Looking great and now features 12 fruit trees and even more edible hedging.
We even have a seasonal pond following the rainy Easter weekend.
Planning for a meadow cut in late May.
 St. Margaret’s 24-April Looking great!

Areas surrounding the hedge and all trees cut back, hedge weeded and cleared, bramble and bindweed removed as far as possible.
Planning for a meadow cut in late May.

Trumpers Field 10-April Looking great!
New labels attached, weed cut around each tree.
Jubilee Meadow 10-April Looking great!
New labels attached, weed cut around each tree.
Blackberry Corner 10-April Looking great!
New labels attached, weed cut around each tree, Hemlock cut across the Blackberry Corner Orchard.
Some trees may be mislabelled and mispositioned on the map; to be corrected over time (perhaps after fruit emerges to help with identification).
Three Bridges Park 9-July Looking good if perhaps a little thirsty, grounds freshly cut by council contractor.
(Observed from across the canal.)
Glade Lane Canalside Park 8-Feb One tree replaced.
Top Lock 9-July Looking good.
(Managed by volunteer lock keepers.)
Bixley Triangle 6-July Trees in Bixley triangle are all doing well and have had additional watering.

Miscellaneous Dreams

Perhaps you did not have weeding or watering in mind. Perhaps you like the idea of re-creating scenes from historic postcards along the canal? Counting plant species? Researching local history?

Join the volunteer email or use our contact form to get in touch and let us know what you have in mind. We’ll gladly discuss everything, but we won’t promote your professional services.

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