The nice people at Woodland Trust are going to give me 900 trees, planting tubes and stakes, to establish a woodland here.
So before I turn 70 we should be self-sufficient in firewood!
We have to contribute £400 to the cost, and we have to do our own planting, but I think the stuff they are supplying us with would cost around £1600 to buy, so this is a good deal.
It is part of their MoreWoods project.
I’m not looking forward to the work of actually planting the 900 trees, though – I don’t really have a good idea how long it will take. They did suggest hiring a powered auger to dig the holes. I’ll have to look into it.