Mobile team at work in Careswell Avenue

‘Team Trees’ have been hard at work tending to the trees at Careswell Avenue.  Two types of cherry tree were planted in 2016 along the length of the avenue and they are for the most part, doing well.  So, adjusting stakes, a light prune and some weeding was all that was required.

The houses overlooking this area had a lovely display of daffodils in spring and tree blossom in May.




Mobile team at Freedom Park – February 2018

On a dry, sunny but bitterly cold day, 7 members of the mobile team gathered in Freedom Park on the first Thursday of February.   Together with the Tree Wardens of Freedom Park, the task for today was to inspect the avenue of horse chestnut trees and to adjust the supports as required.

Splitting into two teams, all set to work, removing tree guards and stakes,with  a little pruning here and there.

In a couple of hours, the work was done and the team have a real sense of achievement.

This park is well used by the community and the trees were planted in 2012.  They are doing well and are a credit to the ongoing care provided by Jacques Marchal and Bernard Todkill, Tree Wardens for the park.

Daffodils in February !
Martin struggling to remove a nail in a post
Admiring their handiwork!

Happy New Year !

The mobile team of Tree Wardens met on 4th January 2018 to give some TLC to the two Paper-Bark Maples (Acer griseum) in planters on Buckwell Street which had looked stressed in the dry conditions last summer.  The planters were cleared of litter and compost added.  The better growing conditions should help moisture retention and make for happier trees.

Paper Bark Maples in Buckwell Street, Plymouth

Before, during and after pictures, including a happy band of volunteers!

PTP Mobile team – who are we and what do we do?

Did you know that Plymouth Tree Partnership have a mobile team of volunteers who meet once a month ?

A friendly bunch of people who have a love of trees in common, and want to see the trees that are planted in Plymouth,  cared for and encouraged to grow to make the city a better place.

Dave and I joined the group in May.  We were given a location, asked to bring enthusiasm and old clothes as we were going to weed around the bases of some trees for a couple of hours.  What a sense of achievement we all felt at the end of the session !  An unloved area suddenly looked an inviting place again.

Since then, it is a regular date in our diary. Not only are we meeting new people, but also discovering places we had passed by and not taken much notice of before.

So, if you are interested to help when you can, please make that call!


Admiring the fruits of their labour!


Trees next to a bus stop, Stoke



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