Volunteers clear a new path at Uckfield Millennium Green which will be lined with English Elm trees.

Help needed to create new path at Uckfield Millennium Green

Help is needed to create a new tree-lined path on the Uckfield Millennium Green.

Work began in November thanks to a team of volunteers from Lloyds Bank and now more people are needed to help get it finished.

The plan is to plant new English Elm trees along the path at intervals. The ones chosen have been selectively bred to be resilient to Dutch Elm disease which has almost wiped out English Elms.

Experiment

Eleven of the new variety are being planted as part of a long term experiment.

The path will go behind blackthorn on the western side of the Eastern meadow where the Millennium Feature – a brick seating area with stainless steel engravings – stands.

The Lloyds Bank volunteers got about halfway down the meadow and it is hoped to clear the rest before the bird nesting season starts.

Work party

A work party was held on Sunday and another is due to be held on Sunday, February 21, in the hope that the potted trees can be planted in the spring.

Chairman of the Millennium Green trustees, Mick Harker, thanked hardy souls who braved the first snow of winter to help out on Sunday.

He said: “It didn’t snow whilst we were there but we did have lots of families, children and dogs for company as it appeared that everybody wanted to make a snowman.”

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Ready to start work at Uckfield Millennium Green. Chairman Mick Harker is on the right.

“Delicious homemade cake was served along with tea and coffee and, yes, we did do some work. We probably cleared another quarter of the area so, good progress for a few hours work in snowy conditions.”

The February work party will meet at the Millennium Feature at 9.30am and work through until lunchtime.

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Volunteers clearing a new path at Uckfield Millennium Green take a break for tea and biscuits.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided for ‘elevenses’. Please take along strong gloves, secateurs or loppers if you have them and wear sensible shoes.

Mick said: “If you could let us know if you plan to attend it will help in ensuring we have enough cups and biscuits – we do hope you can make it.”

Visit www.uckfieldmillenniumgreen.co.uk for more information about the Uckfield Millennium Green.

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