George Kirby the Chair of Kent Men of Trees, joined volunteers to plant one of the trees we gifted to them.
Four trees were gifted, all of which have now been planted in the Brockhill Valley. The English Oak, Field Maple, Hornbeam, and this magnificent Scot’s Pine have plenty of space, so they can mature into fine parkland trees.
This type of planting follows a long tradition of Woodland Pasture management. An amazing landscape type, combining evenly spaced trees with grazing, characterized by ancient trees and thousands of associated species, such as stag beetles, bats, fungi, and woodpeckers.
We may need to wait a while for the new trees to reach an ancient stage, but future generations will be able to appreciate their beauty, and they will help the planet with the challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change.
Thank you Kent Men of Trees, it has been a pleasure working with you, and thank you to our dedicated volunteers.