Mick Pywell loved his little garden. So did the three horse chestnuts he nurtured from seed. So much so that they outgrew the space available. Sadly Mick recently passed away before he could find them a new home. His daughter, Michelle, not wishing to see them simply cut down contacted the Tree Group.
The trees were well rooted and took some lifting but with our human digging machine (aka Mark) the trees were out of the ground with sufficient root we hope to help them establish in their new home. They now stand proudly between the two oval beds, known affectionately by members of the Group as the lozenges, off Spa Road between the Humber Road estate and the ditch. The lozenges were planted a few years ago with help from local school children and are now maturing nicely with a mixture of shrubs and small trees.
We took advantage of the fine spring like weather, before the next beast from the east arrives, to plant two oaks also donated by a local resident. The oaks are at present quite small so it was felt that they should be allowed to develop in the more secure environment of the lozenges rather than in open ground in the hope that they will eventually be able to join Mick’s trees.
5 February 2021