As a major next step in encouraging young people to get involved with our voluntary restoration activities in the Fernery, in a positive way, the 1st Welwyn Scouts are helping us with tree planting on Saturday 23rd February between 1100 hrs and 1300 hrs.
The scouts will be accompanied by parents and leaders and will be directed by the Danesbury Fernery Garden Adviser Sarah Marsh who, having agreed a planting list with the Borough Council, has sourced trees from selected suppliers.
The Tree planting includes:
- 1x malus silvestrus 8′ tall
- 2x clerondendrons 6′ tall
- 4x wild roses (small)
- 2x variegated hollies
- plus some whips in the perimeter.
All necessary tools will be made available on site by the Friends of Danesbury Fernery, and all attendees are being advised of the need to wear strong boots and suitable outdoor wear, and to bring a hot drink for refreshment.
This work will greatly help and improve the conservation area and will go towards the following badges and awards
- World challenge award
- Teamwork challenge award
- Environment conservation activity badge
- Community impact staged activity badge