A little shout out for some planting help!
If you spotted us planting fruit trees out in the Country Park on Monday and would like to get involved, we have 50 more arriving (a combination of pear and apple – yum yum!) next week and would love for these to be planted out in Cranbrook in the way of a volunteer activity. These will be community trees and will be available for residents to collect the fruit from in the future. However, in light of the current COVID restrictions, I am currently unable to go ahead with volunteer group activities and thus am running this as a remote volunteer task!
The planned locations for these trees are on areas of public open space along a section of Mead Cross and Copseclose lane. If you would like to be involved, please book your trees by emailing ranger@cranbrooktowncouncil.gov.uk and letting me know how many trees you would like to plant and if you have a preference as to which of the two locations. The trees will be available to collect from the Younghayes Centre next Friday 26th February along with all the necessary gear (ties, stakes, guards) and you must be available to plant these either the same day or over the weekend of the 27/28th.
Equipment wise, all you will to bring is a spade/fork, a hammer or similar and some enthusiasm! I will mark out exact locations nearer the time. Please come and collect the trees you have pre-booked from the Younghayes Centre on Friday 26 February between 10am and 3pm. If these times are not convenient for you, please contact Alice (ranger@cranbrooktowncouncil.gov.uk) to arrange an alternative collection time.
Thank you to those of you who have already expressed an interest in this ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒณ

Fruit Tree Planting Guidance