January Tree Watch

Emergency Tree Plan – The Woodland Trust published their Emergency Tree Plan in January which sets out recommendations for the government across the UK to: Look after the trees we have. Create new policies, capacity and funding for woods and trees. Take local authority action to identify land for trees and increase canopy cover. For

November Tree Watch

Read all about our first tree planting event, with 1,000 trees planted in less than 2 hours. A great success and fantastic turn out from the local community on what was a very grey drizzly morning. Thank you to everyone that made it down, Derby Parks and David for writing about it. https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/thousand-trees-planted-chaddesden-theres-3592040 With the

Lovely laburnum

Or, balancing nature with infrastructure This is a gorgeous laburnum tree which is covered in bees for a month or so each summer when it flowers (some sources say laburnum has no nectar- the bees seem to disagree) and each autumn when the ivy flowers. This year, blackbirds nesting in the ivy raised three broods-

Tree planting season: Hardwood cuttings and seeds

The leaves have started to fall, the trees are going dormant, we’ve got a few months where the weeds will grow more slowly than we can dig them up or cut them down, so it must be time for transplanting and propagating trees and woody shrubs. And also for chopping overgrown herbaceous plant clumps into

Roe Farm Trees Are Here!

We’re nearly ready for our first planting session on 23rd November: This is the Woodland Trust free community trees delivery- we have a delivery of another 300 trees on the way which have been kindly sponsored by Michael Clarkson. Together with the trees Derby Council Parks Department have already, we will be planting over 1000

The Community Orchard

By Alexander Johnston There is a community orchard in Kirk Langley, tucked away off the lane. It’s a hidden treasure trove of fruit and berries. It’s open to the public, and I think it’s really good because it has everything from cooking apples, pears, quinces and sloes in the autumn, to raspberries and elderflower in

Science!

OK, so really this is just a recipe. Or rather, a series of warnings about how not to cook nuts and fruits. But science does come into it. Specifically, Mr Boyle’s bits of science linking pressure, temperature and volume. The problem is that, like popcorn kernels before they go all big and fluffy, apples and

October Tree Watch

For this month’s edition of the Trees for Derby tree watch, a collection of tree related news and events, click here.

Pears with Everything

A few years ago we moved to a house with a Conference pear tree in the garden. Weird pruning means the pears mostly grow at the ends of huge spindly branches- no good for climbing, but fine for shaking the fruits off. Each year, the tree produces more fruit than we can eat. It produces

Get Involved

Sign up to our newsletter if you'd like to get updates on how you can help out.

  • I'd like to:

  • Trees For Derby