Planting oak trees at New Thrift Wood

Help grow the mighty oaks of the future


Location
Ockwells Park
Maidenhead
SL6 3YX
Date and time
10:30 - 13:00
Saturday, 11th of December 2021

Remember back in Summer 2020, when GoodGym helped harvest loads of acorns from the beautiful old oaks in Ockwells Park? Well, Alistair, who works with the RBWM countryside team, took those acorns home and gave them lots of love and now he has 150 plucky little oak saplings ready to return to Ockwells.

The plan for this session is to meet in the Ockwells car park at 10.30am. If it is your first GoodGym session, look out for friendly faces and red GoodGym t-shirts. We will then walk together approximately 1km to the New Thrift Wood site. Conditions may be wet, boggy and uneven underfoot, so you might want to wear boots rather than trainers.

We will meet Alistair at the planting site and he will set us up with the tools and skills we'll need to launch the oak saplings in their new home. Alistair has become rather fond of his green babies, so we won't just be chucking them in the ground. They will get the full star treatment with mulch and guards to protect them from animals and weeds.

The long-term aim is for New Thrift Wood to fill a gap between Ockwells' existing Thrift Wood and the similarly ancient and bio-diverse woodland owned by the neighbouring turf farmers. This swathe of woodland will create a great haven for flora and fauna, as well as helping fight the battle against climate change. We are unlikely to see the site mature within our lifetimes, but we hope it will be appreciated by future generations... and in the meantime we'll certainly enjoy a social morning of planting and soaking up nature!

We expect to be back in the car park by 1pm, but if you know your way around the park and need to leave sooner then you may do so.


How are you getting there?

Meet at the task
I will make my own way to the task
  • Unknown runner

Who's going

  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Laura W
  • Diya Singh
  • Kanika
  • Slough runner
  • Amy Lovell

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Location
Ockwells Park
Maidenhead
SL6 3YX
Date and time
10:30 - 13:00
Saturday, 11th of December 2021
Walkable

As you will make your own way to the task, feel free to walk or run as you wish.

Ideal for beginners

Ockwells Park
Maidenhead
SL6 3YX


Amy Lovell
Led by Amy Lovell

Area Activator for Windsor and Maidenhead. Loves running & Pilates and runs to escape from her hoards of small children.


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