Thursday 21 March 2019 at 10am - 5pm
Renewing the Byrness Community Orchard
Transport from NUSU, meet in front of the building
The small village of Byrness has a meadow and river alongside it. Two lines of heritage variety apple trees have been planted there, but not been well maintained. The local residents have asked for our help in improving the protection (high deer guards to stop deer or goats grazing the trees), pruning some of the trees, and replacing some that have been damaged beyond repair. This is a chance for us to make a small but real difference to a rural corner of Northumberland, and we will be working alongside some retired local residents.
Bring a packed lunch and outdoor clothes, but hot drinks and perhaps hot soup will also be provided on the day.
Contact the student lead on this project, Tom, to secure your place in the minibus, T.Henry@ncl.ac.uk
Finishes at 17:00