Category Archives: Ecology

Learning to Wassail

To get the Community Orchard into good shape and renovate some of the old apple trees in the Park some of the Friends are attending pruning courses run by the Orchard Project. We are also lucky to have people from … Continue reading

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Damage to Clapper Brow Oak

Such a shame to see the damage done by the wind on 13th October to one of the old oaks that defines Clapper Brow.  The tree is over 100 years old.  Meadfleet have been alerted, and a tree surgeon will … Continue reading

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Orchard Trail at Apple Day 21st October 2-4 pm

We have a new Orchard Tail leaflet to add to our collection of information on Parkinson’s Park.  Come and help us identify the trees that have lost their labels. The new leaflet will be available at Apple Day 2-4pm 21st … Continue reading

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Identifying Fruit In The Community Orchard

Martyn Hornsby Smith had written a run down of all the apples, pears and plums we have in the community orchard, which you can find on our website under the Environment header.  Sadly, there are a number of other trees … Continue reading

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Pond Dipping Platform

A Pond Dipping Platform has been installed by the side of the Bog Garden.  Funds were donated via a grant from Green Leeds Limited and Open Country installed it.  As the Garden starts to settle and fill up with plants … Continue reading

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Specialist Visits The Community Orchard

Martyn and Josie met Alan Thornton in the Park today; Alan is the Project Manager for the Leeds “Orchard Project” and was visiting a number of community orchards in the area. Martyn said a number of points were worth recording: … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Park Crime and Order

Crime in the Park We are very sorry to report that Criminal behaviour is increasing in the Park especially to do with drugs, arson and general destruction of Park features from gates to trees.   The Police have been notified and … Continue reading

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LEARN HOW TO PRUNE FRUIT TREES IN THE COMMUNITY ORCHARD

Event cancelled as Hilary has unfortunately broken her hip – we wish her the very best for a speedy recovery. We are very pleased to announce that Hilary Dodson, Chair of the Northern Fruit Group,  will be in Parkinson’s Park … Continue reading

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Spring flowers

Despite a cold spring the flowers are now in full bloom around the park and looking wonderful.  Some have already gone over while others are on the cusp of bursting forth, a trait of nature which ensures that plants take … Continue reading

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Incredible Edible Aireborough Launch at Guiseley Farmers’ Market – 19th April

Originally posted on Aireborough Neighbourhood Development Forum:
Becky Mears and the New Planters Fancy taking a walk to work, school, or shop,  and picking a few fresh, seasonal,  runner beans, peas or strawberries on the way?  Well,  if a new…

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