Welcome to the new website for Hreod Burna Urban Forest (HBUF). This is the home for all the information, updates and events from HBUF. We will continue to add to this website, and hope that any changes will meet your approval. Should you have any questions or ideas for what you wish to see on … Continue reading WELCOME
Our plans have been scuppered by the weather forecast for next weekend, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February. What can I say - it's the best laid schemes of mice and men ganging aft aglay once more. Keep watching this space and the HBUF Facebook page for further updates.
No HBUF meeting on Monday 10th February.Next HBUF meeting on Monday 9th March.The parish has given permission for the trees to stay on Cricklade Field (apart from some that were too close to the gas pipe).Work party on Saturday 8th February, Cricklade Field to move those trees and to re-stake those that need it.Another work … Continue reading News in brief
Well, we planted the hollies on Saturday 18th January, we few, we happy few, we band of brothers (and sisters).
This is the letter I sent to the Swindon Advertiser on 11th January 2020. It is a response to the articles of 4th and 10th January, which you may have read about. They haven't yet published my letter, so here it is in full: 11th January 2020 Mr Pete Gavan, Editor Swindon Advertiser Letters@swindonadvertiser.co.uk Dear … Continue reading Current Furore
This Saturday, 18th January 2020, we will be putting in the under-storey plants (i.e. holly, hazel) in the woodland of HBUF. Meet at 10.00 in the car park beside Pinehurst Road (this is at the other end of the cycle path from the Cricklade Field). We have some spades, but it would be useful if … Continue reading Work-Party
So sorry that there has been no information for you during this last week. I'm copying Steve's latest post from Facebook here: Our landlord, Central Swindon North Parish Council, has asked us not to plant any more trees until we have given them a plan of what we intend to plant and where we intend … Continue reading Latest on tree planting
We shall not be planting today. And, although the plan originally was to plant both days of the weekend, we shan't be planting tomorrow, Sunday 15th, either. More updates as we have them.
Now that Cricklade Field has been completed, we will be focusing on the area beside the car park in Pinehurst Road tomorrow, Saturday 14th. Usual time of starting 10 a.m.
The weather forecast for Thursday is not conducive to asking volunteers to come out and plant trees (and my own spirit quails at trying to do so). So we will not be meeting on Thursday 12th, but would love to see as many people as possible on both Friday 13th and Saturday 14th. We aim … Continue reading Tree planting Thursday 12th – Saturday 14th December
No tree planting for HBUF tomorrow (Tuesday 10th) as weather forecast is dire. Next tree-planting day will be Wednesday 11th, when the forecast looks much more favourable. Time: 10.00 Place: Cricklade Field (area nearest Cricklade Road and Chinese takeaway). On Saturday, we worked till 3.30. On Sunday, we worked till about 1.30 and then packed … Continue reading Tree planting bulletin for 10th and 11th December