Rudby Parish Council

Trees for Tomorrow - A Rudby Parish Community Project

Next Meeting: 20 January at 7pm in the Chapel Schoolroom

The Parish Council wishes to support a community tree planting programme across the Parish over the next few years

To join our mailing list or for more information, please contact 'Trees for Tomorrow'  by email at hr.trees.for.tomorrow@gmail.com

Or

Contact us via the Parish Clerk

Send Clerk an Email

Mrs J A Pyle,
Parish Clerk
18 Deepdale, Hutton Rudby, Yarm, TS15 0DS
Tel: 01642 700151

Information will be added to this page as the project progresses. See the Latest News section below for recent highlights


Latest News: 07-01-2020

The next meeting will be held on 20 January 2020 at 7pm in the Chapel Schoolroom - anyone interested is welcome to attend.

This is the agenda for the 20 January meeting

These are the notes for the 17 December 2019 meeting

The first Trees For Tomorrow meeting was held on 3 December 2019 and was attended by 14 people with a further 4 people sending apologies.

Further informaton on the project can be found in the notes for the 3 December 2019 meeting or in this status report given to the Parish Council

Work has begun on identification of potential locations for planting sites. Note: These are not proposals and no decisons have been made.

More links to useful information on selecting trees to support wildlife have been added to the list at the bottom of this page.


How we got the beautiful trees lining our Village Green

140 years ago, a group of parishioners planted 31 trees on the Village Green and changed the look and feel of the village forever. Since the original planting, a few trees have had to be replaced due to Dutch Elm disease but most of the original trees remain largely intact.

Costs of the 19th century tree planting project were:

We all benefit from the actions of those 19th century parishoners. The Parish Council has initiated this project so that todays parishoners can leave a similar legacy for future generations.


What form of planting schemes could we use?

There are many forms of planting schemes that could be used including:


What types of trees should we plant?

It is anticipated that the trees planted will mainly be broad leaf native deciduous trees. Exceptions may be Yew trees in the new burial ground. Examples of suitable native deciduous species include:

Due to Dutch Elm disease and Ash die back, it is unlikely that Elm or Ash trees will be planted.

Horse Chestnut trees can suffer from Bleeding Canker and Leaf Blotch this does not seem to be as serious a problem as those for Elm and Ash trees.


Where could we plant trees?

There are many potential locations where trees could be planted (subject to owner's permission) either on publicly owned or privately owned land. Possible locations include:

Planting could take place anywhere in the Parish. It is hoped that members of the community will offer more suggestions. Identification of locations outside the village area, in Middleton, or in Skutterskelfe would be very welcome.

If you would like to suggest a potential location or if you are a landowner willing to allow planting on your land please get in touch.


What time of year should the trees be planted?

It is expected we will mainly use bare root plants between 1.25m to 2m tall. The best time to plant bare root stock is in the winter when the trees are dormant.


Who will be involved in the tree planting?

It is anticipated that community volunteers will help plant the trees to reduce costs. If you would like to help please contact the Parish Clerk

The Stokesley & Villages Climate Action Group have also offered to help with tree planting.


Contact details

To join our mailing list or for more information, please contact 'Trees for Tomorrow'  by email at hr.trees.for.tomorrow@gmail.com

Or

Contact us via the Parish Clerk

Send Clerk an Email

Mrs J A Pyle,
Parish Clerk
18 Deepdale, Hutton Rudby, Yarm, TS15 0DS
Tel: 01642 700151


Information resources

Woodland Trust
Woodland Trust - Britih Trees to Plant in Your Garden
Garden Organic - Trees for Wildlife
RSPB - Best Trees for Gardens
National Rail - Tree Planting Guidance Treecharter Website
Plantlife Website
A guide to managing waysides and verges