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Ash die back - Paddicks Patch

posted 9 Mar 2013, 13:46 by Phil Hayes   [ updated 28 Mar 2013, 08:21 by Andy Dent ]
                 GSL Tom Toy assisting with tree planting

As we have all heard the airborne fungus Chalara fraxinea (Ash Die Back) is sweeping the country and Paddicks Patch will be affected; 95% of the trees around the fire circle and half of the woods are ash. In 10 years there could only be 20 mature oaks left standing in half of our wood on the far side of the dividing ditch. Paddicks Patch is a fantastic district facility used by many local groups throughout the year. 1st Twyford have donated £250 towards the planting of other native trees, to replace the ash that will need to be removed over the coming years. A group of cubs, scouts, mums, dads and leaders met up at Paddicks over the weekend to help with the planting of the replacement trees.