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Community Orchards and Wild Hedges - For Food, Fun and The Future

  • The Stacey Centre Walsall Road Portsmouth, England, PO3 6HE United Kingdom (map)

Led by: Margaret Lipscombe and Jon Stokes from The Tree Council

As part of their Esmee Fairbairn funding project - ‘Wild Hedges for Urban Edges’, The Tree Council will be holding a free, training day for Tree Wardens and other volunteers interested in planting and maintaining trees and shrubs - in gardens, community orchards or hedges. 

The day will be a practical teaching session explaining and demonstrating various tree planting, pruning and management techniques, for fruit trees, orchards, fruit hedges and other trees.

The day will be held at the The Stacey Centre, Portsmouth and will begin at 9.45am for a 10am start.

After an initial indoor teaching session by Jon Stokes we will explore the hedges, community orchard and other trees around the Community Centre Orchard and grounds for the practical part of the training course either side of lunch, run by Margaret Lipscombe. 

Please wear waterproof boots / clothing as we will be outside for part of the day.

Other arrangements:

  • Morning tea/coffee provided
  • Lunch (including Vegetarian options) provided by The Stacey Centre 
  • Handout will be provided 
  • There is no charge for this course but please let us know if you book and have to cancel as places will be limited 
  • Please let us know if you are unable to come (after booking) or are going to be late on the day.

For more information contact Jon Stokes at 

For emergency contact on the day contact Jon Stokes, Tree Council – 07850 389862

 Please book by 1st October by emailing Pauline Powell at

Earlier Event: September 29
Men's Kitchen