A big thank you to 50 WI’s across our federation who took part in this tree planting scheme. I am pleased to say that a variety of species were planted at the beginning of December including oaks, rowans, mountain ash, hazel, hollies, crab apples, fruit trees and walnut to name a few! I have received some lovely photographs of members planting their trees, smiling faces in winter sunshine, with dogs and menfolk, all socially distanced, and I hope to publish these in coming issues of SEfWI news for all to enjoy.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Swanns nursery at Bromeswell, especially Caroline Peecock for all her advice and hard work to make this happen, in the midst of a pandemic. A more permanent environmentally friendly wooden label will be sent shortly to WI’s to place with their tree, and an archive folder will be held at Orford Street to record our achievements. I also plan to report our endeavours to Prince Charles, Countryfile and WI life.