As well as planting trees and flowers in Hayley Green Wood WEG has also planted in other areas to make our environment more attractive to live in. We have an ongoing project to plant trees along the boundaries of Priory Fields, with trees being provided as part of the Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)’s Big Tree Plant Campaign by the Woodland Trust, the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
In partnership with Bracknell Forest Council WEG planted an oak tree on Harvest Hill on 6th February 2012 in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. The oak was relocated from a garden in Ormathwaites Corner where it had self-seeded, its parent being one of the lovely old oaks which are dotted throughout Warfield.
We have planted native snowdrops and native daffodils at Westmorland Park, amongst the shrubs alongside the path down to the Pond from the Pavilion, and the results can be seen there every Spring.
WEG has also planted daffodils beneath the oak tree in front of the Pavilion at Westmorland Park, and alongside Harvest Ride near the junction with Binfield Road. Most recently we have planted more daffodils at Harvest Hill, alongside Harvest Ride, and we are looking forward to the first flowering in Spring 2012.
We continue to battle dog owners who allow their dogs to foul the soil, people who drop litter there, and even plant and flower thieves (!), in our attempt to keep the small area of land we refer to as the ‘Doctors’ Triangle’ a pleasant place to walk past (the ‘Doctors’ Triangle’ is a small triangle of previously-neglected land on the path between Park Farm Road and Whitegrove Library, near the doctors’ surgeries). We have introduced a number of new plants and bulbs there, including some very generously donated by Oaktree Nursery.