Last year the RHS encouraged all RHS Affiliated Societies to plant trees to celebrate Dig Together Day 2012. UK-wide celebration groups organised community tree-planting events in November 2012.
Guy Barter, RHS Chief Horticultural Advisor says; 'we can all help to keep our towns and cities green and healthy by planting trees. The outbreak of ash dieback is probably going to be devastating but it is important to retain ash trees for as long as we can. We thoroughly recommend in areas that are unplanted, to plant a diversity of trees to ensure future-proof against the spread of diseases.'
A group of volunteers in Townhill, Scotland (image left), share their feedback:
'We had a very successful tree planting day in Townhill Wood on the RHS Dig together day on 25th November and were able to plant all the 105 tree saplings in the nature trail area. As Townhill wood sustained the worst damage of all the woods in Fife, losing so many mature trees, this is a positive contribution to the future of the wood.'
'We had a clear up day in the wood in October and managed to prepare the area for the planting. Also had a lot of fun, the children made wooden pendants and their own witches broomsticks out of the broken twigs and branches scattered on the ground. We are very keen to encourage our younger members of the community to have respect and care for the environment and days like this go a long way towards this aim.'
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Advice on hedge planting
Advice on tree planting
Who to contact with questions?
Please contact the Community Horticulture team at the RHS should you have any queries about future Dig Together Day campaigns, either by phone: 020 7821 3069 or email: email@example.com