Dalby Community Woodland Scheme
He who plants a tree plants a hope. " Lucy Larcom
Dalby Village Coronation Oaks :
This is an initiative by Dalby Church working in conjunction with Dalby Community Woodland Scheme
To Commemorate the Coronation of King Charles III, Lord of Mann, we have potted up 60 acorns representing the 60 households in Dalby village in 2023.
These acorns have now germinated and are available, with a special presentation Coronation Oak Certificate to any Dalby household to nurture and plant out. Those unable to plant their tree on their own land are welcome to plant their oaks as part of the Dalby Community Woodland Scheme, or on other land in Dalby ( with the permission of the landowner! )
The young saplings will be available to collect on the morning of Sun July 2nd from 10 am – 12 noon at the schoolrooms, or after the Anniversary Concert that evening.
If you’d like to arrange to collect one at any other time & date please contact Cheryl : 843471 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What you will need to do :
"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure." Peter Marshall
The Dalby Community Woodland Scheme is a local initiative working with DEFA to return an area of the Kerrowdhoo Plantation to a more natural mixed woodland, creating a greater diversity of flora and fauna, to include fruit bushes, wildflowers and flowering shrubs, for birds, bees and butterflies.
The vision is to enrich the local environment whilst creating a sustainable source of fuel for the community, creating a managed woodland with standards and coppiced understory.
The nearby stand of Norway Spruce is being felled in stages and is being replanted with a variety of native wood, including Birch, Oak, Alder, Hazel, Mountain Ash, Hawthorne, Horse Chestnut, Sweet Chestnut and Ash trees. These have all been grown from seed in the small nursery behind the tholtan (some of which have been gathered locally) These are then transplanted and grown on for three consecutive years in the adjacent lining-out bed before being planted in their final position in the woodland.
This is voluntary not for profit initiative operating on a "wood for work" basis. Felled trees are also logged on site and left to dry for a two year period before being donated to Dalby Community Hub and Dalby church and schoolrooms . The Community woodland also supply the Hub Bunkhouse with logs and some timber lengths are sold locally to help generate enough income to cover the Insurance, and finance and equip the development of the project.
For any enquiries or further information please contact :
Brian Cousins : Tel 843471.