Ferring Conservation Group cares for village’s trees

The group at one of their meetings
The group at one of their meetings

Ferring Conservation Group members have been caring for the village’s trees.

In January. around 20 members congregated at the Group’s Community Orchard situated on the Glebelands recreation ground. The task was to dig compost around the base of the fruit trees and then cover with wood chippings.

The compost and wood chippings were generously donated by Arun District Council.

Later that day, in Little Twitten recreation ground, a native Field Maple, recently purchased by the Group, was planted by the group’s chairman, David Bettiss, in memory of Joyce Cooper.

In February, a group of members met up at the Little Twitten recreation ground in the centre of Ferring for an ‘11 tree challenge’ walk around the village led by committee member, Tricia Hall. The group first saw good examples of the locally common Holm Oak, a Monterey Pine, Silver Birch and Beech.

The group’s next stop was Ferring Grange, where they saw a fine mature example of a Sweet Chestnut, then a large Cedar in Glen Gardens, before going to the Village Green and identifying there Horse Chestnut, English Oak, Common Lime and Ash.

The final destination was the Glebelands Recreation Ground where a large Sycamore stood proud in the centre, and the walk ended at the Group’s Community Orchard.

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