The Parish Council has planted more trees recently – and there’s a chance to buy your own.
The Parish Council has arranged for a range of new trees to be planted recently, including Hawthorn, Crab Apple, a Wild Service tree and an Oak.
It is hoped that these native species will add to the attractiveness of the village in the years to come as well as helping wildlife.
It is hoped that more planting can take place later in the year (if conditions and funding allows) as part of the community’s ‘Help Nature Help Us’ pollinator initiative.
A new environmental charity covering Petersfield and surrounding villages, is running a tree-planting project called “A fruit tree in every garden”.
This initiative supports Buriton’s ‘Help Nature Help Us’ aims and the PeCAN charity (Petersfield Climate Action Network) has some locally-sourced, two-year-old trees (approximately 1.5 metres tall, to grow to between three and four metres when mature) which should fruit next season.
They normally cost £25/£30 plus delivery, but PeCAN is offering them for £20 with a stake, mulch and instructions on how to plant, including delivery to your door by a PeCAN volunteer. Later in the year, there will be an opportunity to learn how to grow a second tree from your first through another project, The Petersfield Community Tree Initiative.
To order a pear, apple, crab apple, cherry or plum tree this month, just in time to plant before the Spring, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It is anticipated that this will be an annual planting event so there will be more opportunities in the future.