Valley Volunteers Wildlife Gardening: Preparing and planting up around the Feeder Tree


Tamar Trails Bird Feeder Tree New

Come and join the Valley Volunteers to help create an improved habitat area to attract insects and birds to the Feeder Tree at the Tamar Trails Centre, near Gulworthy.

To help encourage more birds, insect-friendly perennial and shrub plants will be planted to ensure a greater supply of insects, eggs and larvae for the birds to feed on.  The ground will also be prepared by forking out some of the more invasive plants already present, and planting coloured willow cuttings as a backdrop to the area, providing winter colour and a future supply of willow canes for weaving and wicker projects.

Did you know??? Willow is one of the most insect friendly of our trees, with over 350 associated insect species, possibly more than an oak tree?

When: Saturday 29th March 2014.  Please meet at or after 10.30am, we will continue through the day until 4pm, so come and help out for a few hours or the whole day!

Where: Meet outside the Tamar Trails Centre café.  Drinks and hot lunch will be provided for volunteers!  The Tamar Trails Centre car park (Tree Surfers) is near Gulworthy, just off the Gunnislake to Tavistock road (A390).  Satnav postcode: PL19 8JE.  Car parking permits will be issued for the day for volunteers.

What to bring: Dress for the weather, bring gloves and suitable working footwear.  All tools, equipment, plants and training will be provided.  If you have a favourite fork and/or trowel, or even a native plant you would like to donate, feel free to bring along!

Please let us know if you are interested in coming for all or just part of the day, or if you would like more information.

Contact Dave Readman, Tamar Community Trust,, or tel: 07792 483669.

This is just one of the workdays organised each month by the Tamar Community Trust for the Valley Volunteers scheme. If you are interested in joining the group for more workdays, please visit the Events Calendar at

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