In the Winter of 2021 Wilderhood Watch will be planting a 100m long native hedge at the Oaklands Apiary, funded by Affinity Water.
We will also be planting 105 trees in the grounds of St John Fisher School, St Albans, using the ‘Year round Colour’ tree pack which is being offered free to schools by the Woodland Trust. We will plant wild cherry, silver birch and rowan trees along an exposed brick boundary wall at the edge of the playing field. The hawthorn, dogwood and hazel will be planted in the corner of the field around existing trees, creating a woodland area with natural pathways for the children to follow.
Wilderhood Watch members planted trees in our neighbourhood in the Winter of 2018/2019 as part of the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback Campaign.
Our latest tree planting was on January 19th 2019, when we planted some more trees at Bernards Heath Junior School – 27 in all, a mixture of silver birch, wild cherry and rowan.
To help raise money for seeds and trees, we had a Wilderhood Watch stall at the Sandringham School Christmas Fair on December 7th 2018. Items for sale included organically grown pollinator friendly seeds, greetings cards and knitted Christmas tree decorations. Thank you to everyone who came along to support us!
On November 30th 2018, we planted thirty trees at Bernard’s Heath Junior School, to create two mini copses which will hopefully eventually provide shelter for the children and habitat for wildlife. They were mixture of Silver birch, Crab apple and Wild cherry.
Also, on October 10th 2018, our Wilderhood Watch team planted a hedgerow at Bernard’s Heath Infant School, in collaboration with parents, Year 2 children and the PTA. Between us, we planted ninety saplings of Hazel, Hawthorn, Dog rose, Crabapple and Dogwood.