The best time to plant a tree was yesterday!! Nature and the environment have always been close to our hearts at The Three Spaniels and we pledge to plant a tree for every booking we receive. Since 2018 we’ve planted around 200 trees – a mixture of native species such as oak, rowan, field maple, silver birch, hazel and bird cherry. We’ve even planted a small foraging hedge which includes edibles such as sea buckthorn, elder and hawthorn. The trees were planted in various locations around the land - we‘re happy to point them out if you would like to take a look.
Currently there are a number of campaigns to help reforest the UK, two of which are Countryfile’s ‘Plant Britain’ and the Queen’s Green Canopy. Plant Britain encourages everyone to help protect the planet and fight climate change, whilst the Queen’s Green Canopy invites people across the UK to plant a tree in celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. With 26 acres we’ve got plenty of room for more trees, so if you would like to plant a tree but perhaps haven’t got room at home, we would love you to plant a tree on our land instead. We can advise the best tree for your budget and suggest local nurseries to buy from too, we’ll even collect it (locally) for you. Choose which of the two schemes you would like your tree to contribute to and we’ll upload the location to the relevant website, so your tree will be counted as part of the bigger picture. For more information on either of these schemes have a look at www.queensgreencanopy.org and www.plantbritain.co.uk.
My Dad was a real man of the woods, a day out in the forest was his favourite pastime – it is him I have to thank for my passion for nature. In his memory we have so far planted a spindle and a witch hazel, with a yew tree purchased and ready to plant on the 1st anniversary of his passing. Guests have also planted memorial trees at The Three Spaniels. If you would like to remember a loved one by planting a tree we would be happy to help – you provide the tree and we’ll provide the space and look after it. There is no charge and you would be welcome to visit your tree at any time by appointment. Memorial trees can also be registered under the aforementioned scheme if you’d like them to be counted.
Ask Dave or Miri for advice, or just turn up with a tree!!