Henbury Parish Tree Warden Simon Browne has sent us this report about another outstanding effort by his volunteer team extending the hedgerows in the parish. The sun shone all day, it was only slightly muddy, everyone had fun, and Oh how they enjoyed the sausage sandwiches back a the farm when the job was done!
"On Saturday March 5th an impressive team of 20 volunteers turned out to plant the latest stretch of natural hedgerow in the Parish. We put 750 hedge plants into the ground at Marlheath Farm, to help provide wildlife corridors across the farm, linking previously planted hedgerows and the farm woodlands.
Funded by the Parish Council with support from the Capesthorne Estate, this work has become a highlight in nature conservation in the local area and will provide walkers of the footpath that crosses the land with great views in years to come, not to mention a home for a great variety of fauna.
It means that we have now planted around 3850m of new natural hedgerow across Henbury since the project began in 2010, all with volunteer effort and the majority funded by Henbury PC. As far as we know this is more than has been done by any other parish in Cheshire, so we're setting a great example! "
Look out on Henbury Online in late February next year for the date of the 2023 planting and you'll be more than welcome to join in this really worthwhile project.