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Planting acer trees in the recreation area

We all love trees!

The wonderful Luke Massey of Wild Finca contacted me recently to tell me about a project for planting trees called Life Terra. We desperately needed trees to finish a vital part of our project – helping to improve our soil and protect it from very variable weather patterns. And, of course, sinking carbon. So, I put in an application and waited. I honestly couldn’t believe it when we were accepted. I cried tears of happiness because it meant so much to us and our project.

Try to imagine this – our land is higher in the middle, and the sun rises to the right (east) and sets on the left (west); the top of the land gets sun all day long, the ground is parched, and there is no shade for the animals. As it is their job to eat, poop and fertilise the land, we need our animals there.

They say a picture paints a thousand words, so I’ve taken a few photographs from the various day’s planting. Underneath each one is the reason for planting the trees where we did.

This photo speaks for itself – two of our cheeky donkeys, watching our every move and offering advice.

Healthy soil leads to a healthy planet – dead soil is just dirt and an end to life on our planet. And it really is that simple.

Planting Trees

If you would like to know more about our tree-planting or any of our other projects, please get in touch. We also hold Walking Tours of the farm in the summer and early autumn. You can meet all the animals and discover more about what we do and why we do it. Check our What’s Going On page for dates and times this year, or call us to arrange your own private tour.

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