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Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

(Don’t forget the clocks go back the night before!)

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day – creation of mulch storage area

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. This includes mulching them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed!

This month we will be creating a new structure for our mulch stockpile, using wooden pallets and weed supressant matting. We will clear an area for this and also relocate the old mulch pile to its new location.

This work represents the first significant part of our improvement works undertaken with the help of Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme. There is plenty to do, so enthusiastic helpers are most welcome!

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us on the right hand side of the cycle path leading up into the woods from the Dane Valley Road / Kent Road mini-roundabout – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a 1km network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

This month we will also be attending to our daisy patch, which is showing signs of suffering from bramble creep; and investigate the repair of our gazebo, for use at future events.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

Our continuing priority is to focus on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

This winter we are focusing on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.

Please note that there will also be a separate Easter Egg Hunt event for children today – for more details click here


Woodland Action Day

This winter we are focusing on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Tesco Bags of Help

We are excited to announce Dane Valley Woods has won a major new grant proposal, with a guaranteed £8,000 but we could win more with your help!

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags.

Dane Valley Woods has been shortlisted in the Thanet region, and the public will now vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.

To help us, please spread the word, and go into stores and vote for us during the voting period!

BOH Poster

 


Woodland Action Day

This winter we are focusing on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

This winter we are focusing on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

This winter we are focusing on the trees that have already been planted in previous years, as they need assistance to survive. We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 5,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition. The trees need our help to help them to survive, we will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 4,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods. Follow this Google Map link – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Show a tree some love!

We’ve planted 600 trees this winter, and now need your assistance to help them to survive! We will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 4,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed…..!

TreerescueWe also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


The Big Tree Plant II

It’s our second big tree planting event of the current winter season….. and your chance to help create the future legacy of a community woodland for Margate!

We have already managed to get 400 trees in the ground this season, which leaves another 200 trees to be planted, in conjunction with The Big Tree Plant scheme. Willing helpers are required, to help us to get them in the ground before the end of the morning…. a race against time!

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can come directly and find us in the woods – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Free hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all of our hard working volunteers!


The Big Tree Plant

It’s our big tree planting event of the current winter season….. and your chance to help create the future legacy of a community woodland for Margate!

Due to the success of our previous efforts, we have been allocated another 600 trees by The Big Tree Plant scheme. So loads of willing helpers are required, to help us to get them in the ground before the end of the morning…. a race against time!

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can come directly to the proposed tree planting area through the morning – follow this link – we’ll be near the green arrow. We are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Free hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all of our hard working volunteers!


Woodland Action Day

It’s our Big Tree Plant next month so one of our main tasks will be to ensure that land is clear for the big day.

The trees already in the ground need our help to help them to survive, we will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 4,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods. Follow this Google Map link – we are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.

Don’t forget the clocks go back one hour on Saturday night!


AGM 2014

Our Annual General Meeting is taking place on Monday 21 July, 7pm at Taddy’s Barn, East Northdown Farm Nursery, George Hill Road, Margate. On the agenda is the following:

1) Purpose of AGM

2) Presentation by Kashmir Flint – “Tiny Terrors – The Dark Side Of Kent’s Wildlife”

3) Minutes of the last AGM (8 July 2013)

4) Chair’s Report (Steve Darling)

5) Treasurer’s Report (Michaela Flint)

6) Dane Valley Elders

The steering group has the discretion to nominate persons for this award, having been deemed to have made a significant contribution to the project.

7) Amendments to Constitution

8) Any Other Business

Requests to be received by the Chair or Secretary at least 7 days prior to the AGM.

9) Election of Steering Group

Nominations to be received by the Chair or Secretary at least 7 days prior to the AGM. At present, six people are on the Steering Group: Steve Darling, Kashmir Flint, Michaela Flint, Carol Davenport, Paul Harrison, and Evie Bünte.

 In respect of Items 6, 8 and 9, you can contact Dane Valley Woods via the Contact Form on this website.

All members of the community are welcome to attend, whether or not they wish to be considered for the Steering Group. Come along and find out more about us!


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition. The trees need our help to help them to survive, we will clear back growth from the fledgling saplings, and then mulch them with woodchip from our stockpile. There are over 4,000 young trees in the woods, so plenty of helping hands are needed! We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods, which local people have told us they enjoy using.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods. Follow the Google Maps link on the right. We are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition. The spring undergrowth is well under way, so we will be clearing this back from the trees to help them to survive, and then mulching them with woodchip from our stockpile. We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods. Follow the Google Maps link on the right. We are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition. The spring undergrowth is well under way, so we will be clearing this back from the trees to help them to survive, and then mulching them with woodchip from our stockpile. We also maintain a network of paths to improve access to the woods.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods. Follow the Google Maps link on the right. We are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Spring Tree Planting

It’s our final tree planting event of the current winter season….. so your last chance to help create the future legacy of a community woodland for Margate!

We have been allocated more trees by The Big Tree Plant scheme. We have hundreds, so loads of willing helpers are required, to help us to get them in the ground before the end of the morning…. a race against time!

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can come directly to the proposed tree planting area through the morning – follow this link – we’ll be near the green arrow. We are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

As well as our monthly morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition – mulching trees and clearing back growth to help them to survive – we have just been allocated more trees by The Big Tree Plant scheme. Lots of willing helpers are welcomed, to help us to get them in the ground before the end of the current winter planting season…. a race against time!

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods. Follow the Google Maps link on the right. We are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition. These can include mulching trees and clearing back growth to help them to survive, plus maintaining and creating a network of paths to improve access to the woods.

We meet 10am at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath, or you can find us in the woods. Follow the Google Maps link on the right. We are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Hot drink refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


Memorial Garden Tree Plant

Dane Valley Woods’ tree planting is coming up and this year we’re creating a memorial garden to plant trees for loved ones.  The tree plant will be happening on Sunday 1st December from 10-1pm. Everyone is welcome to join us, with under 16s accompanied by an adult. We will provide all the tools needed as well as refreshments. You can find us in the woods, at the front edge of our site in Dane Valley Road (opposite the chip shop and hairdressers).

This year we are creating a memorial garden with 420 blossoming and year-round colour trees such as wild cherry, silver birch and dogwood, generously provided by the Woodland Trust. So come and plant a lasting memory for a loved one that will one day benefit our future generations. You can even tie ribbons and bows to branches to identify your tree throughout the year. We will also be having a task day dedicated to preparing the site on Sunday 24th November from 10-1pm, and need all the help we can get to clear space for these trees.

As usual, we will provide all the tools needed and a hot cup of tea or coffee to all our hard workers.   To find out more, contact us through this website or chat with us on Twitter and Facebook.

treeposter


Memorial Garden preparation

Dane Valley Woods’ tree planting is coming up on 1 December, and this year we’re creating a memorial garden to plant trees for loved ones.

We will be having a task day dedicated to preparing the site on Sunday 24th November from 10-1pm. We will be planting over 400 trees this Winter so need all the help we can get to clear space for these trees.  Everyone is welcome to join us, with under 16s accompanied by an adult. We will provide all the tools needed as well as refreshments. You can find us in the woods, at the front edge of our site in Dane Valley Road (opposite the chip shop and hairdressers). To find out more, contact us through this website or chat with us on Twitter and Facebook.

Clearingposter


Woodland Action Day

A morning of tasks keeping the woodland in tip top condition. This month we will be mulching trees and clearing back growth to help them to survive, plus maintaining and creating a network of paths to improve access to the woods.

We meet at the Dane Valley Woods HQ in Dane Valley allotments at the end of St Peters Footpath or find us in the woods. Follow the Google Maps link on the right. We are easy to spot in our hi-viz yellow jackets!

Remember that the clocks go back one hour!

There is no need to book – we provide all tools and safety equipment, but please wear a sturdy pair of shoes and come dressed for the weather.

All ages welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments are provided at the end of the morning for all hard working volunteers.


World Food Day 2013

Dane Valley Woods will have a stall at the Thanet Fairtrade Initiative’s World Food Day, at the Winter Gardens, Margate. Come and see us to find out more about the woods, as well as to enjoy all the other attractions. We look forward to seeing you there!

World Food Day 2013

 


Spotted in Dane Valley Woods: Common darter dragonfly

The common darter (Sympetrum striolatum) is a striking summer and autumnal species. The males have blood red or fiery orange colourings whereas the females tend to be more yellow or brown. In both sexes however, their main characteristic is their black legs with a contrasting yellow stripe along the length. This dragonfly is a very common and abundant species across much of Europe and can be found away from water sources, as well as close to them.Common darter dragonfly

The species gets its name from its hunting behavouir. The common darter will often be found poised on a plant or post where it will wait until an unsuspecting insect will fly past and the dragonfly will ‘dart’ after it, catching it in flight.

Due to their predatory lifestyle, draongflies are extremely agile and powerful fliers. They are capable of flying backwards, straight up and down, as well as manouerving tight rotations when hunting. This is due to their wings being able to move independetly of each other, unlike many other insects which beat in syncronisation.

Common darter females do not actually lay eggs into the water like many other species of dragonfly do. Instead she sharply flicks her abdonmen which causes the eggs to fall into the water as she flies over and they sink into the sediment below. The egg will hatch into a fericious aquatic nymph which may take up to 5 years to emerge and metamorphasise into an adult common darter.