Hello one and all, welcome to another monthly update about our goings on at the Tree Life Centre, in Kingswood, just outside of Bristol. This blog will be slightly shorter than usual and apologies for the lack of photos this month! During the month we were closed for two weeks to help with the planning for the redevelopment, more about this to follow. As for the photos, I currently don’t have access to them due to computer issues, they will be on our Facebook page soon, so keep your eyes peeled on there and later blogs!
The volunteers have been kept very busy, both prior and after the break, preparing the site for the development. The plans have been drawn up which include, among other things, turning the public area into a educational tree walk so visitors can learn more about what we do and the importance of native trees and woodlands. At the end of the walk will be a wildflower garden, and pond, which then finishes in the pre-existing herb garden.
As you can imagine this is a fairly major upheaval and if you have visited us you will know the public area is certainly very different! So, over the few weeks the volunteers were in the trees around the area were sorted, and rearranged, to clear the area the walkway will start. The next task was to sort through the current wildflower beds, move the plants, and then demolish the beds, as the walkway will also snake round where the beds. However, whilst the clearing of this area has been taking place we also need more space round the corner! So the volunteers have also been clearing bramble areas which are being opened up for more storage areas and potential bed areas.
If you want to find out more about the redevelopment or want to get involved then please get in touch!
It’s our annual Big Green Weekend event the first weekend of October! Come on down to the Centre from 10am on Saturday 4th October. We will be having many family friendly events including willow workshops for kids, talks about pruning and tree planting, plus the long awaited return of Barry the Badger to entertain the crowds!
As always, thank you for reading.