november 2017 plantings

Thank you very much to all those volunteers who joined us over two weekends to tidy up and prepare for winter, all the trees in our Cherry Hinton nursery and for planting trees in various locations.

Over the weekend of the 18th / 19th November with the help of several of you, we successfully re-potted all the young trees, pruned them for winter, re-labeled all the trees and sorted out alphabetically each variety.

On the following weekend we planted out 38 trees in locations along Hauxton Road, the Addenbrookes Link Road, two Park and Ride locations and in the Trumpington Meadows Countryside park. Thank you for all your help.

 

Apple trees at Nightingale Park

Volunteers at Nightingale Park
Volunteers at Nightingale Park

The Cambridge community Collection project extended it’s boundaries to include planting for the first time at Nightingale Park. The response and numbers of volunteers that came to help was fantastic. We managed to plant eight trees this autumn but we aim to add to the planting over the next few years. Thank you to all the volunteers for your tremendous support!

Kent of Malling - Nightingale Park
Kent of Malling – Nightingale Park
Nightingale park planting
Nightingale park planting

New trees at Byrons Pools

Planting John Standish at Byrons Pools
Planting John Standish at Byrons Pools
Planting Isaac Newtons Tree, Byrons Pools
Planting Isaac Newtons Tree, Byrons Pools

 

 

 

 

 

 

¬† ¬†Five additional apple trees have been planted at Byron’s Pools to the four that were planted in 2014. The trees were all planted with the help of the Byron’s Pools volunteer group.

 

a day spent planting trees at the new Trumpington Community College

School volunteers planting a New Rock Pippin Trumpington Community College
School volunteers planting a New Rock Pippin Trumpington Community College
planting a Nanny Apple tree= Trumpington Community College
planting a Nanny Apple tree= Trumpington Community College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Friday 18th November we were invited to speak at the school assembly about this project and following on from that, children at the school helped us plant twenty different varieties of apple tree along the edge of the playing fields and in the enclosed garden. Over the next few years we will help the school prune and nurture the trees as well as adding further trees to the collection around the school car parking area and sports hall.

planting a Noland Pippin in the enclosed garden at Trumpington Community College
planting a Noland Pippin in the enclosed garden at Trumpington Community College
planting Murfitt's Seedling, Trumpington Community College
planting Murfitt’s Seedling, Trumpington Community College

First Tree Planting

 

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The Cambridge Community Collection was launched with the first tree plantings taking place in Autumn 2014. Since then we have planted something approaching 100 different apple varieties in a number of locations on the south side of the city.

After a slow year last year with developers being slow to hand over public open spaces to the City Council, Expect this and future years to be very much more active.