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URBAN NATURE is a conservation project at the Allotments that manages some of our wild life plots to provide as much habitat as possible for the locally rare and fascinating wildlife.
Thanks to a donation of 104 mixed tree saplings from the Woodland Trust volunteers from STAA’s Wildlife Focus Group have recently begun the creation of a hazel and oak coppice on the wildlife area of Gorsey Close Gardens. It is intended that as new trees mature we will be able to coppice them and provide a source of bean poles and pea sticks for tenants. The coppice will also add significantly to the educational and wildlife value of the allotments.
Unfortunately, we don’t yet have enough hazel trees to cover the proposed coppice area, so if you have any hazel saplings that have sprung up in your garden that you would be willing to donate to the project, they would be very much appreciated. Please place them next to the Wildlife Information Board just inside the Ransom Road entrance (preferably potted up to protect them). If you have other varieties of tree saplings that you would like to donate (not sycamore!) I am sure that we will be able to find somewhere for them within the site conservation areas.
If you would like to take part in tree planting, along with a variety of other seasonal wildlife projects, the Wildlife Focus Group would welcome your support.
We mee every other Saturday, with sessions starting from the Ransom Road entrance. They run from 10am - 2pm.
If you are interested, please contact Robert Zviko on 0115 911 0207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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BTCV are offering Conservation Qualifications (free for people on benefits) on courses starting in April. For more information call 0115 9313316 or email EM-Training@btcv.org.uk