Our Tree Planting Initiative at Ringshall Grange
Welcome to Gold Bear Removals Brighton
As you may have seen on our
eco removals page, we joined forces with the lovely people at Ringshall Grange in Suffolk to help them plant a vast amount of trees. Ringshall Grange is grade II listed moated manor house who had lots of open space and wanted to create a safe environment for local wildlife by planting a forest in conjunction with the woodland trust. Who taught us how to plant the trees and care for them.
We thought as a green removal company it was important to go the extra mile in the fight to protect the environment. If you would like to know how you or your business can get involved with either helping or donating then please check out our planting trees page. In the meantime check out what we learnt from our amazing days on site.
There was a huge delivery of saplings at Ringshal grange on a cold morning in March 2017. The team began carefully transporting the saplings from the front drive to the back garden.
They were planted into a tree nursery where they would remain for the next few months until they were strong enough and big enough to be planted. They were watered and well cared for.
We came back in May and we were taught the process of how to plant the trees.
Firstly, take about 5 trees from the nursery area. Not more than this as the tree roots do not like to be exposed to oxygen for too long. Once you are practiced, you can plant about 5 trees in 7-10 minutes.
Decide whether the trees are going to be planted in rows or if they are going to be more sporadic and natural looking. Both have their benefits and it’s completely up to you.
You need to lever out the root with a spade or pitch fork. You want to get about a foot deep into the soil so that it fully covers the roots of the tree. It also need to be deep enough to support the tree standing up! Once the ground has been opened up sufficiently, the tree can be placed carefully in the ground and the soil replaced. Stamp down the soil gently to pack everything in place so the tree looks comfortable and upright. Then, move on to the next one.
The trees are best spaced 2 meters apart so be aware of other planters planting nearby.
Once this is done, you, or another person in the chain can come along with a 6ft wooden stake and hit this into the ground a couple of inches from the tree. Then a tall cylinder or tube is placed over the top of the tree to protect it from the wind and animals. This is then bound to the stake with a cable tie.
There you have it! Your tree is planted!
Remember, this is what your
packing boxes for removals are made out of! Maybe it’s time to give some back? Get in touch to learn how 🙂
Ringshall Grange Bookings
If you wanted a catering holiday or weekend of fun don’t hesitate to get in touch with Ringshall Grange. They have a lot of open parkland containing mature trees (not only the babies we planted) not to mention a hot tub.
If the weather isn’t great then there are games rooms for karaoke and fancy dress.
It is surrounded by a medieval moat on their large grounds. Inside they have open log fires, bedrooms for up to 22 guests, stunning views perfect for large group holiday rentals with private grounds and even an outdoor pizza oven!