Come and see the Wychwood Avenue nature trail

The Knowle Streamside Trust are running a self-guided nature trail at the above site from June 29th to July 13th.  The idea is that you pick up a leaflet on site and follow instructions. Please see details on the poster by clicking the link below.

Poster

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS IN KNOWLE PARK?

Have you wondered what has happened? The bunds were created last year to deter people from driving or camping in the park. This year they have been sprayed with a wildflower mixture in a matrix which will encourage their growth.

2018 Arden Free Tree Scheme now open!

Arden free tree portraitWe are running a ‘free tree’ initiative aimed at protecting and enhancing the rural character of Solihull in partnership with Birmingham Airport.

The Arden Free Tree Scheme promotes the planting of traditional native trees in the borough, restoring features typical of the wider local landscape whilst also reducing carbon in the atmosphere.

The scheme is open to any individuals or groups wishing to create hedgerows or small woodlands on their own land, within Solihull.

Landowners in the borough who wish to plant new hedgerows and trees can apply by sending in a location map, sketched plan and list of species. A Solihull Council Ecologist will then visit the site to discuss the plan in person, and adapt it if necessary.

Applications need to be submitted by the end of August. Proposed projects will be taken forward for selection in September, and successful applicants will then receive free trees and plants in time for the planting season (November – March).
Please note, single specimen trees cannot be supplied for gardens but groups of standards may be supplied for wood-pasture creation.

Further information about the scheme is available at:-
https://socialsolihull.org.uk/peopleplacenature/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/07/AFTS-leaflet-FINAL.pdf
or contact the Conservation of Historic Environment, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Ecology  Team on 0121 704 6391.

THE VALUE OF TREES – 21 MAY 2018 KNOWLE VILLAGE HALL 8pm

THE VALUE OF TREES

             THIS ?                          

OR THIS ?   

IAN MCDERMOTT
THE VALUE OF TREES – 21 MAY 2018
KNOWLE VILLAGE HALL 8pm

Trees have always been close to the heart of The Knowle Society. We have fought for the preservation of the many fine specimens that stand proud in our corner of ‘Urbs in Rure’ and have planted more ourselves on a number of special occasions, such as the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 and our own Silver Jubilee in 1987 and Golden Jubilee in 2012.
So, it will be with great interest that we welcome for our May Speaker Evening one of the West Midlands leading authorities on Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, Ian McDermott to reassure us on ‘The Value of Trees’.
From an interest that took root at Pershore College of Horticulture, Ian has enjoyed a long career as a specialist consultant arborist. His work has ranged from advising a number of local authorities to training a host of tree wardens, whilst becoming a highly respected and influential voice amongst those professionals who plant and maintain trees.
We look forward to Ian’s visit to the Village Hall on Monday 21st May at 8pm, to talk about the importance of trees in the environment and consider how the work of tree care and management has developed over a generation.
All are welcome to join us.