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02 July 2024

The 25th May saw The 'Friends of Hampshire Farm Meadows' group have a second work party in the arboretum to finish off the mulching of this year’s new trees.

23 May 2024

The 'Friends of Hampshire Farm Meadows' group had a working party on the 27th of April. Their volunteers helped the EVMA mulch the trees that were planted in December.

08 February 2024

The January work party of the Friends of Hampshire Farm Meadows on Saturday 27th of January saw 15 people meet up on a cold, sunny morning and head up to the arboretum.

04 January 2024

Brendan Gibb-Gray, who was instrumental in establishing the Ems Valley Memorial Arboretum, sadly passed on the 26th December.

10 December 2023

2nd December saw the second major tree planting event for the aboretum, and it was amazing to see 30 volunteers turn out on a very cold and frosty morning to help plant 60 trees.

24 October 2023

A few photos of the arboretum and the surrounding area, captured on a beautiful sunny day by Cath Mant from Friends of Hampshire Farm Meadows.

25 June 2023

On Saturday 24th June in beautiful weather the Mayor of Havant and her Consort graciously inaugurated the new and beautiful sign at the entrance to the Arboretum.

05 June 2023

The EVMA sign was installed on Saturday 3rd June 2023 at the entrance to the arboretum at Hampshire Farm Meadows .

03 June 2023

As part of the Havant Borough Big Green Week (10th – 18th June 2023), the Emsworth Tree Wardens are organising an evening walk on Tuesday 13th June 2023 around Emsworth Town Centre.

27 May 2023

The task for The Friends of Hampshire Farm Meadows work party on Saturday 27th of May 2023 was to apply more mulch around the bases of the trees in the Ems Valley Memorial Arboretum.

03 May 2023

Spring in the arboretum – a brief report by Cath Mant from Friends of Hampshire Farm Meadows.

11 December 2022

The Beginning of the Ems Valley Memorial Arboretum

Tree Planting Volunteers

Tree Planting - Dec 2023

2nd December saw the second major tree planting event for the aboretum, and it was amazing to see 30 volunteers turn out on a very cold and frosty morning to help plant 60 trees. 

Luckily the frost had not got into the ground and it was still soft from all the rain. A bit of forward planning helped the event run smoothly. A planting plan had been devised so that trees which prefer to grow in damp or drier areas were planted in the right parts of the site. The afternoon before the planting the tree spaces were all marked up, then on Saturday a few early workers pushed heavy wheelbarrows full of trees through the mud and placed the trees on the correct spots. It was a great community effort and all the trees were in the ground in 3 hours, then the support posts and tree guards were put on to protect them from the roe deer.

Half way through the morning the sun came out, at which point several of the donors wandered up, some of whom were brought up locally but travelled from a distance to see the site taking shape for the first time.

The EVMA supporter, Driftwood Café, arrived with a flask of hot chocolate for the volunteers, which was very welcome. Thanks also go to Queenie's, who parked up with her vintage caravan serving coffee, tea and snacks, and helped direct people to the site. 

Below is a lovely selection of photos of the tree planting event. You can also view some of these as a full resolution slideshow in the photo gallery.

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