Dunston hedgerow planting
On March 4th CPRE Lincolnshire planted 400m of hedgerow at Dunston Village Playing Fields
In the last of the Hedgerow Heroes East Midlands projects, around 40 volunteers arrived to help plant in the village of Dunston. We had initially booked in two days to do the planting, but as so many people came, we did the whole lot in about 2 hours!
The site is a playing field and play park in the beautiful rural village of Dunston, and here we planted 400 metres of hedgerow, which will eventually replace the wooden fence that is currently there.
Richard and Richard from Dyson Farming volunteered their time to show everyone what to do and representatives from Dunston Parish Council came along to “dig in”.
CPRE Lincolnshire is proud to fund this project and we had great fun digging holes, putting in stakes, planting hawthorn, hazel, gelder and dog rose. To top it off, Dunston Parish Council had arranged hot drinks and a barbecue for afterwards – thank you! 1,200 hedgerow trees were planted and over time, these will created a beautiful natural barrier for the park and a wildlife corridor for generations to come. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out to plant this hedge in the cold. What a fantastic bunch!
Local CPRE groups across the East Midlands have been directly engaging with communities and volunteers to ensure their involvement with these practical conservation projects in their local green spaces. We’re proud to be contributing toward increasing our hedgerow network by 40% by 2050, as recommended by the Climate Change Committee to help achieve carbon net zero.