ROOS WOODLAND GROUP
Members of the Roos Tree Planting Group Roos Bell Ringers tree planting
Roos Woodland Group was established in 2012 in order to coordinate and develop a tree planting policy for parishes within the immediate vicinity of Roos, Tedder Hill and Burton Pidsea Wind Farm developments.
Subsequently, collaboration between landowners and ERYC (Heywoods)) helped identify hedgerows and parcels of land suitable for the planting of indigenous and traditional tree species.
A Community Orchard, known as Maltas Row, planted some six years ago contains many heritage apple, pear and gage varieties many of which are now bearing fruit. Some of this fruit goes into our annual apple picking event when residents donate their surplus fruit to produce Roos Juice. Sales of which contribute towards funding further tree planting initiatives and maintenance of existing planting.
The Group has extended activities into planting early spring bulbs around the village not only to give an early pollen and nectar source for insects but also to brighten up winter days with crocus and native daffodils.
Our latest projects involve collaboration with Roos Parochial Church Council to survey the wonderfully mature churchyard trees with the aim of maintaining them for future generations to enjoy. Restoration work is also being carried out on the hedgerows bordering public footpath 5 which leads from Roos Stores and Post Office towards Sand Le Mere on the coast.
The Group meets on a quarterly basis but organises working parties to maintain trees during the summer months and to support tree planting programmes during the winter.
Several members of the group have undertaken appropriate training courses provided by Lantra or City and Guilds. These included training in woodland and tree management including, for example, the safe application of pesticides, the use of chainsaws and brush-cutting equipment. For information about training in skills appropriate for those working in similar land-based environmental industries contact Lantra http://www.lantra.co.uk/
Additional funding may also be available through the East Riding Community Learning Fund - for further information: http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/learning/adult-education/what-you-can-learn/working-in-education-training/#what
Should you wish to know more about the Group’s activities or wish to come along and join in, please contact the group either through the Roos Woodland Group Facebook page or by email firstname.lastname@example.org