On Saturday 6th April I was in Berlin, and was lucky to be able to join a local fruit-tree planting session along with my daughter. Coming in late after all the preparation had been done, we got involved with planting,and with making the timber protection / supports for the trees.
Nine tall bare-rooted fruit trees were being established in nine big holes - the third annual planting in Görlitzer Park by the organisers: Transition Town Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg: http://www.transitiontown-friedrichshain-kreuzberg.de/so36/obstbaeume and at http://kiezwandler.de
Here's their great vision:
'Berlin 2030: climate-friendly, people-friendly, post-fossil fuels'
|1 Setting up the wooden posts|
|3 Tree protection at ground level|
|4 Plenty of support|
|5 Delivering a bare-rooted apple tree|
Continuing the photos of a Berlin Transition group and friends fruit-tree planting on 6th April:
|6 Firming the new soil|
|7 Tying on hessian protection|