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Tree planting at Upper Acre #2

Upstream Thinking
Event Name Tree planting at Upper Acre #2
Start Date 1st Feb 2022 9:30 am
End Date 1st Feb 2022 3:00 pm
Duration 5 hours and 30 minutes

We have a range of local tree species to be planted to help improve water quality, sequester carbon and create new habitats.

Meeting point details: Upper Acre Farm, Blakelow Road, Onecote, Leek, ST13 7RY. Turn Off Blakelow Road, opposite the turning for Thorncliffe. The lane to Upper Acre has a dead end sign at the entrance to the lane. Follow the lane for approximately a mile. You will go up a steep hill, at the top is a Severn Trent water reservoir on the right. Carry on straight down the lane, past Manor Farm on the right. The parking area is just before you arrive at Upper Acre farm. The drive is hardcore, please pass with care as it is a bit bumpy in places!

You will be met by Andy Farmer (07973 848384) and Dave Cooper. Tree planting will be from 9.30am until 3pm, or as long as you can stay/manage on Monday 31st January and Tuesday 1st February.

Please bring lunch and refreshments with you.

Sturdy footwear and warm, waterproof clothing is a necessity.

Equipment will be supplied but please bring your own spade and gloves if you would like to.

To ensure the health and safety of our staff and volunteers please do not attend the activity if you, any member of your household, or somebody you have been in close contact with: have symptoms of (or likely to be of) Covid-19; have recently tested positive for Covid-19; are awaiting the results of a PCR test; or have been asked to self-isolate. If you are able to take a Lateral Flow Test before joining us please do so.

Social distancing measures will be in place at all times and we ask you to follow these and respect each other.

To sign up for this activity please register as a volunteer through our volunteer portal by clicking here.