Well I have always fancied myself as a hedgefund manager, especially being a farmers daughter! Hedges meant something far more special than just a pot of money. Well dreams can come true! We are teaming up with Stanford Hall and Natural England to plant 167 Oak trees to infill along an existing, mile long, 18th century oak avenue. These trees, in time, will provide a natural filter against nitrogens used in pesticides. To this end we are offering a chance to grow part of the hedge /shelter belt by offsetting your carbon and helping us plant trees for £18 you can leave a legacy of leaves to soak up the carbon and give us oxygen for a long time to come.
Natural England and Stanford Hall
Stanford Hall is currently undergoing a shelter belt planting program in conjunction with Natural England. Stanford Hall and Park is located right on the county boundary between Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. It is a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) for rare lichen and is of national importance. In order to protect the lichen and other park land plant species from pesticides used in intensive arable farming to the North and East, Natural England have suggested the planting of a very extensive shelter belt across the North part of the Park. Rather than plant a large hedge, Natural England and Stanford Estate have come up with a plan that better suits the historic nature of the current parkland landscape. This essentially means the planting of up to 167 Oak trees to infill along an existing avenue of oak trees. The planting will take place in the Autumn.
During this period we are making a special appeal to Tribe of Doris guests to ask if they would be prepared to help with the shelter belt program by contributing to the planting of a tree or trees as part of a carbon offset scheme. Each Oak Tree itself, with the maturity required for our planting purposes, is £18 per tree. The Stanford Estate and Natural England will seek to match this by contributing to the tree guard and planting labour.
To put it in perspective the average car that does 10,000 miles per year would need 4 trees to offset it’s CO2 emissions.
If you want to make a contribution towards a tree please visit our ticket buying page.
Natural England Stand
Please also come and see the joint Stanford Estate and Natural England stand on the Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August At the Summer School. It is hoped that Natural England will host a number of tree care and awareness workshops for both adults and children during the event.
Information on the Permaculture Design Course being held at the Stanford Estate 18-30th September 2016 will also be available at the stand or please contact Celia Ashman at email@example.com for more information.
Guidance on our waste management policy in conjunction with our permaculture program will also be explained at the stand.