The Big Tree Event, Planting Locations 2012

A selection of photographs showing where trees were planted within the villages of Yatton, Congresbury, Claverham and Cleeve as part of the 'Big Tree' Event to celebrate the queens diamond anniversary. All pictures show the trees as they were planted in 2012.



ARNOLDS WAY
Here YACWAG planted 14 mixed fruit trees as this area of Yatton was historically covered by cider orchards! The trees planted included Plum, Damson, Crab Apple, Wild Pear and Walnut.
CHESCOMBE RD
Two Red Hawthorn Trees were planted here to match the existing planting, and North Somerset Council added a third at the end of the row. 
CHURCH CLOSE
2 Rowans replaced other Rowan trees which had died. One of the new trees died and was replaced in 2013, although that one has been snapped by the wind and may have to be replaced again.
COURT DE WYCK SCHOOL
Also in Claverham over the road from the village hall, just outside the school, a  Hornbeam tree was planted.
HEATHGATE
A local family helped with the planting of:
1 Ornamental Crab Apple, 1 Black Mulberry tree. This area is owned and managed by Yatton Parish Council. 

NORTH END ROUNDABOUT

Three Scots Pines were planted on the roundabout at North End to enhance the entrance to the village. One died and was replaced in 2013.

SHINERS ELMS
At the junction of Shiners Elms and Mendip Road we planted
1 English Walnut, 1 Black Walnut, 1 ornamental crab apple ‘Golden Hornet’. 
YATTON LIBRARY
North Somerset Council Chairman Ian Porter and his wife joined Tony Moulin to plant a columnar form of hornbeam
outside Yatton library. This tree was partly sponsored by Yatton and District Horticultural Society, who maintain the flowerbed beneath it.
YATTON FIRE STATION
The local fire station joined the project and sponsored a new  Silver Birch tree on the verge in Henley Park. Their groundsman is responsible for its maintenance. 
CADBURY HILL Three trees were planted on the lower slopes of the hill.  These were 1 Common Lime
1 Sweet Chestnut
1 English Oak that was planted for Pat & Malcolm Oliver. An Elm was added in 2014.
CLEEVE PLAY AREA
The Hornbeam tree planted in Cleeve play area was  donated by Yeo Valley Lions and adopted by Stepping Stones pre-school, Claverham. 
CLAVERHAM VILLAGE HALL
In Claverham an ornamental pink-flowering Hawthorn was planted on the green at the front of Claverham Village Hall.  This area is maintained by Claverham Village Hall Committee. 

DERHAM PARK

 1 Ashmeads Kernel apple tree and 1 field maple ‘Red Shine’ were planted in Derham Park. Tony Moulin is preparing to fix a plaque to the Maple tree.  This area is used for informal football by local children, so the trees were protected by metal guards.

CLAVERHAM & YATTON CRICKET CLUB
A Dawn Redwood was partly sponsored by the Cricket Club and planted at the cricket ground in Henley Lane.
HORSE CASTLE PLAY AREA
In and around the fenced off play area, we planted 1 Midland Hawthorn, 1 Red Oak, 1 Cut-leaved Alder. These three new trees were deliberately chosen to provide autumn colour.


MENDIP ROAD
A fastigiate hornbeam was planted outside of the Titan Ladders factory on Mendip Rd, This
hornbeam will attain the same rounded shape as the ones it is with (planted 1973).
ROCK ROAD PLAY AREA
Yatton Junior Football Club sponsored 3 Silver Birch to add a  screen between the play area and the football pitch. This land is owned and managed by Yatton Parish Council. 
RECTORY WAY
Roger Wood, Chairman of Yatton Youth Club, and Bob Lowman from YACWAG plant an Amelanchier tree for Yatton Youth Club.
ST ANDREWS SCHOOL, CONGRESBURY  Rosemary Bailey and Tony Moulin planting a Bhutan pine as part of the Jubilee Wood. Protection for the trees was given a year later when it was evident that they were being nibbled by deer. The survival rate is, however, excellent.
YATTON JUNIORS GARDENING CLUB
North Somerset Council provided 2 Pear Chanticleer on Yatton School's drive, and the School's Gardening Club helped to plant them. 
ST ANDREWS SCHOOL, CONGRESBURY
Pupils of St Andrews School helping with the planting of alder, hawthorn, wild privet, holly, field maple, oak, Scots pine, Bhutan pine, Apple, Silver Birch, Crab Apple and Escallonia. Evergreen species were dominant in the mix. 
PLAQUE FITTING
YACWAG fitted plaques to all the trees planted under the project. We believed that this might help the trees gain more respect from local residents. It seemed to work!
The pictures above are just some of the locations that trees were planted at in 2012. Other areas not yet represented by photograph include the following locations;
HANGSTONES PLAYING FIELD - 1 Walnut Tree, sponsored by Yatton Parish Council, planted by Yatton Guides.
BARBERRY FARM ROAD - 1 Hornbeam (to match the existing trees) 
CADBURY FARM ROAD  - 1 Alder (planted by the local Brownies) Plus 1 Oak that the Brownies had grown from an acorn.
BELL & STENTON - 1 Amelanchier in their front garden, visible from the High Street. 
JONES BRIDGE (in Arnolds Way)  - 1 Scots pine, 1 hazel, 1 alder
STOWEY ROAD (at the back entrance of the school)  - 1 Whitebeam

 
 
 
 
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