A good week for the Baildon Tree Planting Partnership
The Baildon Tree Partnership had a fantastic week last week. During Wednesday afternoon (26 Feb) and Saturday (29 Feb) nearly 500 trees were planted on a field to the west of Glenaire Primary School just off Thompson Lane. To reduce waste, recycled plastic tubes and ties were used to protect the trees from deer.
On Wednesday afternoon over 250 trees were planted by a large group of residents, community groups and schoolchildren from Glenaire Primary School who had a great time planting trees, rolling in mulch and generally getting muddy (sorry parents). This was a real opportunity for them to get involved in the fight against climate change in a meaningful but fun way.
The one blot on the landscape was that during Wednesday evening someone decided to rip up some fence posts and trees in a mindless act of vandalism – what goes on in the minds of such people?
On Saturday over 50 people were involved in finishing the planting scheme by planting over 200 trees. This included the Baildon Runners who paid for the trees planted, Baildon Youth Group, the 2 Baildon Guide Groups who used the leap day to make their #PromiseForNature by planting oak trees for the future. Also attending were boys from Titus Salt School as part of their Duke of Edinburgh programme.
The Baildon Tree Partnership was initiated by a Baildon resident Richard Nottidge and is supported by Baildon Town Council and The Forest of Bradford among other groups. The tree planting season is nearly over but the Partnership is already looking at sites for next year. If you want to get involved look on Baildon Town Council website or contact Cllr Alan Clubb at Alan.Clubb@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk.
First Tree Planting Event held by Tree Planting Partnership
Baildon Tree Partnership has held its first tree planting event. 25 saplings were planted alongside the River Aire near Higher Coach Road in Baildon. At least 40 volunteers came along to help and after a tree planting demonstration everyone got involved and the trees were quickly planted . The trees were purchased from Beardsworths nursery in Cleckheaton and paid for by Baildon Town Council. Once the trees were planted, wood chip provided by Bradford Council was applied as a mulch for each tree.
Everyone was pleased to help out and to see the trees in the ground. This year's planting will complement the trees that were planted alongside the nature trail last year.
The next tree planting event is planned for the 26th and 29th of February when the group will be planting trees on the field at the bottom of Shipley Glen tramway.
A big thank you is due to all the volunteers. Without them this event would not have taken place.
If you would like to get involved please email us at Baildontrees@gmail.com.
Tree Planting Scheme Launch Event
Baildon Tree Planting Partnership Launch Event
The Tree Planting Partnership consists of Baildon Town Council, Baildon Friends or the Earth and the Forest of Bradford plus various volunteers and has been devised and organised by a resident Richard Nottidge with the aim of increasing tree coverage across Baildon. This event, facilitated by Baildon Town Council, took place at the St Hugh's Centre on Coach Road, Baildon on 18 January and was designed to explain further to the community what the Partnership was, the reasons why tree planting is important and to show the plan for tree planting for this season.
A number of supporting organisations attended and there were stalls from The Woodland Trust, Zero Waste Baildon, The Swift Nest Box Project and Hale's Men's Shed. There were opportunities to build a bird box, plant acorns and ask questions. The event was a resounding success with over 60 people attending. For this season the planning dates are – Saturday 1 Feb, Wednesday 26 Feb, Saturday 29 Feb and Wednesday 11 March. Anyone interested in volunteering to help plant trees should contact the Town Council.
See below for more pictures from the event - thank you to Daisy of Remember the Future for the photographs https://www.facebook.com/rtfphoto/
Ceremonial Tree Planting - 27 November 2019
The first tree to be planted by the new Baildon Tree Planting Partnership was planted on 27 November on land at the corner of Green Lane and Thompson Lane. Bradford Councillor Vick Jenkins was invited to plant the tree with children from Glenaire Primary School.
The Partnership has been set up by Baildon Town Council, but was instigated by a local residient - Richard Nottidge, with the aim to increase tree coverage in the Baildon area and is supported by Bradford Council, Forest of Bradford and Friends of the Earth. Trees soak up carbon dioxide and store carbon and are a vital tool in the fight to reduce carbon emissions.
Over a thousand trees will be planted in lower Baildon over the coming winter planting season. There will be a launch event at the St Hugh's Centre on the 18th of January at 2pm where the community will be invited to find out more about the planting plan and, hopefully, get involved.
Richard Nottidge - Baildon Tree Planting Partnership
Cllr Alan Clubb - Chair of the Environment Committee