You are warmly invited to join any or all of a series of events bringing together those who loved and respected Penny/Dongria, to remember her together and enjoy each other’s company. RSVP/Book we need to know how much food to make, and capacity at most of the events and at the hostel is limited. We’re… Continue reading Penny Eastwood/Dongria Khond Memorial Weekend
Download Here On Saturday we had a beautiful Quaker Memorial Service for Dongria. As Dongria had wished, there was an unattended cremation followed later by the service. Dongria was represented by her ashes, images: a photograph and a drawing, and her flat cap, and trees, one a new-sprung oak sappling. After Dongria passed away, an… Continue reading Dongria Memorial Service 10th July 2021
New bursary announced to help students researching natural flood management The money will support two students from the University of Leeds. A new annual bursary has been set up to support Master’s students investigating natural flood management. The bursary is named in recognition of the pioniering work of our own, Dongria Khond. It will be… Continue reading New Bursary to help students study Natural Flood Management named for our Dongria
Tree planting and fence building at Withens: Windy with sunshine and hail showers followed by a celebration at Height Gate. Thanks to Andy Welford for the great photos.
Volunteers from the Manchester Quakers group have joined us for tree planting every year since the very beginning of Treesponsibility. This year being no exception, they arrived on a bright and sunny Sunday in March this year to help with our planting site at Lodge Farm, up on a steep hillside approximately halfway between Hebden… Continue reading Manchester Quakers Planting
Mike Potter from Pickering Civic Society, Nick Odini, a scientist from Durham University and Local landscape engineer Stuart Bradshaw joined us in March for a tour of potential “slowing the flow” sites. Here we are at Higher Strines Farm, where landowner Matt Taylor showed us the work he has been doing on his land which… Continue reading Slowing the Flow Tour at Upper Strines Farm, Colden Clough.
We were very pleased that Hebden Bridge Scouts were able to come tree planting at last. The previous date set for them in December brought non stop torrential rain. We didn’t want to put the young people off for life so we agreed to cancel and choose another date. In the meantime the land where… Continue reading Hebden Bridge Scouts Planting
You may have seen this when we first planted on this site in early March and were filmed for BBC Breakfast News. This was one of the many landslips caused by the Boxing Day Flood. Tons of mature trees and earth slipped from Meadows Edge down onto a garden below. Boris who lives in the… Continue reading Treesponsibility on BBC Breakfast News
Hebden Bridge is prone to flooding. There’s no denying it, but there are things we can do to minimise the risk. For some time now it has been thought that the burning of heather for grouse shooting purposes has been contributing to the flooding risk, and there has been campaigning going on locally to try… Continue reading Burning on the Walshaw Estate at the head of Hebden Water increases river flows in Hebden Bridge.
One of the main activities Treesponsibility undertakes is the planting of trees on our vulnerable valley sides, thus reducing the impact of flooding during these periods of ever increasing frequency and intensity of rainfall. For a start, the trees actually capture quite a lot of water on their leaves and branches. This slows the rate… Continue reading The Scientists Views on Peat Bog Restoration