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Glastonbury - Tree Planting at the Tor

Glastonbury - Tree Planting at the Tor

Community event · 21 Dec 2023, 10:00 - 15:00
Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Glastonbury, England BA6 8BG, United Kingdom
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Summary

Come and help create Space for Nature at Glastonbury Tor this winter.

Detailed description

On the 21st December we are looking for Help to Plant a mix of 30 fruit trees to create a ‘new’ traditional Orchard, we will provide all the equipment needed, but please bring suitable clothes for working outside and sturdy boots. Please note, there is no parking and facilities at the tor - please visit National Trust website and search for Glastonbury Tor for full access information.


If you are able to please book onto this event via the National Trust website. There will be two sessions 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm.

 

Why create an Orchard?


Our aims are to breathe new life into the beautiful Orchards and hedgerows and create new spaces rich in beauty and buzzing with diversity where people can feel part of nature.

Traditional orchards have declined 63 per cent since 1950, largely a symptom of changes in agricultural practices, market forces, neglect and pressures from development. 

The estimated area of traditional orchards currently in the UK is 25,350 hectares, making it one of the rarer priority habitats and we are keen to reverse their decline.


Traditional orchards are far better for wildlife than commercial ones because they often contain very old trees, are given more space and wildflower meadows are often encouraged to grow underneath the trees to encourage pollinators to pollinate blossom when the trees burst into bloom.​ ​​They also aren't ​treated with any pesticides. Rangers and volunteer teams keep a close eye on the trees and encourage tits and other insect eating birds to nest in the trees to help keep pests down.

Getting there

Meet at the North Entrance of the Tor, near Bridey Bell. What three words- today.expert.caressed
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About National Trust - Somerset Coast & Countryside

As Europe’s largest conservation charity, we look after nature, beauty and history for everyone to enjoy. We do it with the help of millions of members, volunteers, staff and donors. Without this, we couldn’t care for the miles of coastline, woodlands, countryside and the hundreds of historic buildings, gardens and precious collections we protect.

Volunteering on the coast or in the countryside enables you to get outdoors and play a vital role in managing and conserving precious natural environments for both people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.