Author: Helene Laanest

  • Tree Planting at The Field, Strelley

    Tree Planting at The Field, Strelley

    The Field, Strelley is a wilding and community project – turning an ex-agricultural field in Strelley into a haven for plants, wildlife and environmental education. You can visit their website here; The Field, Strelley (fieldstrelley.org). This event was a collaboration between The Field and Canopy 2050 growers, they have the land, we have the trees…

  • Seed Extraction Workshops

    Seed Extraction Workshops

    Six tree guardians met together for 2 afternoons of tree talk, lunch and to learn how to extract various tree seeds. Most of the berries were extracted in the first session as they were in danger of going mouldy; guelder rose, rosehip, hawthorn, common buckthorn, alder buckthorn and elder. This is a messy business, they…

  • Tree Planting at Archer’s Field, Stapleford

    Tree Planting at Archer’s Field, Stapleford

    Tree planting at Archer’s Field finally took place on two of the coldest days of the year. This long awaited event had been cancelled twice previously because of very wet ground. Two large areas had been prepared and fenced off by Broxtowe Borough Council in advance. This will make two large copses of dense trees…

  • Bulb Planting at Pitt Lane, Stapleford and Crow Hill, Bramcote Hills Park

    Bulb Planting at Pitt Lane, Stapleford and Crow Hill, Bramcote Hills Park

    Ten Canopy 2050 volunteers donated their time and effort to plant Spring bulbs at these two sites where we have already planted trees. Broxtowe Borough Council donated 500 daffodil and 500 Bluebell bulbs to be planted between these two sites. The daffodils were concentrated around the edges and along pathways and the bluebells were planted…

  • Stall at the Nottingham Forager low cost Christmas Fair

    Stall at the Nottingham Forager low cost Christmas Fair

    This event was held at the New Foresters pub in Nottingham Town Centre, a great venue. There were foraging workshops, music, raffles and stalls. Canopy 2050 recruited a good number of new tree guardians and it was great to catch up with some of the other stallholders, amongst them our good friends at Windmill Community…

  • Tree planting at Pitt Lane, Stapleford

    Tree planting at Pitt Lane, Stapleford

    On a very cold and frosty morning 4 Volunteers added 20 of their home grown trees to this area that we planted in Autumn/Winter 22/23. We worried that the ground was going to be too hard but actually the hardest part was getting the trees out of the pots, they were completely frozen into the…

  • Various Seed Collecting Events, November 2023

    Various Seed Collecting Events, November 2023

    Whilst in reality seed collecting started in August with Bird cherry and hazel, most of the seed collecting happened in October and November and Canopy 2050 volunteers got together on various different days and in different places to collect seeds. Over the years the best seed collecting sites in our local area have been identified…