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Plant For Hartford

Plant For Hartford is on!

After adopting the National Charter for Trees, Woods and People (following its principle of sustaining landscapes rich in wildlife), Hartford Parish Council is embarking on a major initiative – to plant hundreds of native trees and hedges in the village!

Working with the Woodland Trust, we have already planted on the Grange Field, the Green Field, and at a number of school locations – but we want to encourage residents the chance to get involved, by offering a FREE sapling to plant in their own garden, or to volunteer with our planting group.

The ideal time for planting is November so please register with the clerk via the website before 30 November.


Details about what we have on offer:

Wildlife type saplings typically include hawthorn, rowan, blackthorn, silver birch, and hazel, common oak, all of which help to establish food and shelter for wildlife and create a living legacy for future generations.

Wild wood type saplings typically include hazel, crab apple, downy birch, hawthorn, holly, goat willow, these hardy native species can tolerate exposed sites and help dry up wet areas.

Year-round colour saplings typically include hawthorn, dogwood, wild cherry, silver birch, and rowan, hazel for the enjoyment of beautiful blossoms, bright berries and stunning autumn displays.

Working wood saplings typically include rowan, silver birch, wild cherry, common oak, field maple, grey willow.