I wrote a few weeks ago of our tree planting exploits in the Teign Valley. Back then we had just begun our task, now we are well on the way to achieving our goal.
This week we were joined by the Chagford Conservation Group (CCV) a group very similar to the STOC group we worked with before. Although the weather was absolutely appalling, with rain showers roughly every 20mins, the group soldiered on and planted in the region of 280 trees.
A new problem emerged- the tree guards we are using are 1.5 metres tall to protect against the resident hordes of Fallow deer, which proved about 20cms too tall for many of the volunteers to see down to ensure correct placement of the tree (see photo). We have been assured that once they invent off road stiletto heels the problem will be solved. If anyone would like to become involved with the Chagford group, ring Mike Palmer on 01647 433464.