We have a number of areas of land that we are aiming at populating with trees. We don't have enough money to just buy enough to populate them so why not create them ourselves !
By the end of next week a small team will have potted up a 100 or so hard wood cuttings of trees which will grow to a variety of sizes. Any of these that take (grow roots !), will be able to be planted out into the new wooded areas next Spring or the following Winter (2021).
What we need is for those of you who offered to nurture a few trees to take some of the pots.
You'll need to keep them in reasonably shady spots, where they won't get knocked. They will need to be kept damp throughout the summer - they'll be ok for a couple of weeks holiday as long as they are in a shady area.
Other than that there won't be much to do - apart from wait to see how many of them start to show buds and shoots.
So, please can you respond to this email with your name, phone number, email and address. We only need your address if you want us to deliver the pots to you. If you're happy to pick up we'll let you know when that's best. We also need to know how many pots you think you can take and look after. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support.
The #ThameTrees team