December 2012 and the trees arrive on a palet. Most of what you see here is stakes and tubes.
The 600 trees are in a couple of small carrier bags on top. They are a mix of Rowan, Downy Birch, Willow, Hawthorn, Hazel, Holly, Bird Cherry and Lime
On the day of planting 9 field officers from the Woodland Trust came to help us plant them as part of their Christmas works "do".
View of the field from the slopes of Whernside
The by the summer of 2014 they looked like this...
Our tree planting exploits were featured in an article "Creating New Woodland" in Home Farmer Magazine.