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Tree Planting Day at Glebe Farm (Birmingham)

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Glebe Farm Recreation Ground

135 Glebe Farm Road

Hodge Hill

Birmingham

B33 9JH

United Kingdom

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In association with the Woodland Trust and Birmingham Trees for Life, Birmingham team members are invited to come planting trees at Glebe Farm, near Birmingham.

You will be helping the Woodland Trust to create new native woodland .

Your task will be to plant sapling trees of about 2 foot tall using a spade. You will dig a pit large enough for the roots of your trees, place your tree into the pit and then backfill with soil. Demonstrations will be given and staff will be on hand to help.

You MUST agree this volunteering day in advance with your line manager BEFORE you book a ticket.

Itinerary

10:30 - Arrival at the car park and transported to the planting area for coffee, tea, biscuits etc..

11:00 Introduction to Woodland Trust and Glebe and tree planting demonstration

11:15 Begin tree planting

Finish time the event is likely to last up to 3 hours maximum depending on the number of planters.

Location and where to meet

Glebe Farm Recreation Ground, in Shard End Ward in East Birmingham.

It is a large former playing field site running alongside the River Cole.
The address for accessing the park is:
Glebe Farm Road the nearest postcode reference is B33 9NE.
Instructions: Drive to the end of Glebe Farm Road and the park is at the bottom of the road. There is a small car park on the left next to a children’s play area.

Link to map on Google maps:

https://goo.gl/maps/5dRRw9yDhWy

In satellite view the car park can be clearly seen.

What to wear and bring

The event will take place in a potentially muddy uneven field and will go ahead whatever the weather so please dress appropriately as follows:

1. layers of clothing are best (to allow for variations of temperature), please ensure you will be warm enough to be outside for several hours

2. sturdy boots/wellies (that you don’t mind getting mucky – don’t wear your best trainers)

3. waterproofs, including trousers if you have them

4. woolly hat and gloves

Old clothes are essential as you will be getting dirty! You might want to bring a clean change of footwear and/or clothes to change into at the end of the event.

Please bring drinks and snacks for the day.

Equipment

You do not need to bring any equipment with you as this will be provided

Woodland Trust/Birmingham Trees for Life staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions

Facilities

The event will take place in a field, so there are no facilities available for changing or leaving valuables.

There will be first aiders on site - if you or any of your team are injured please report immediately to your team leader.

If you have a health condition such as epilepsy, asthma or pregnancy, please let your team leader know upon arrival.

And finally...

PLEASE GIVE YOUR FULL ATTENTION DURING BRIEFINGS AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN TO YOU BY WOODLAND TRUST STAFF THROUGHTOUT THE DAY TO ENSURE EVERYONE HAS A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE DAY

THANK YOU!



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Glebe Farm Recreation Ground

135 Glebe Farm Road

Hodge Hill

Birmingham

B33 9JH

United Kingdom

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