Dane Valley Green is a large area of open land located off Dane Valley Road. Part of the site was a reclaimed municipal dump. It is south of the Dane Valley Woods a planted area created by local people adjacent to allotments and stretching from the road to the railway line.
Dane Valley Green is home now, to an ambitious project to create Thanet’s first arboretum of 200 trees from 50 different species. TUF has been planting trees in an 11 acre plot.
On the big day (20th February 2020) a spokesperson said:
“This is planned to be the biggest tree planting day of the whole ITTWI (now TUF) project so we need as much help on the day as possible. Planting 200 trees in one day is going to be an absolutely massive undertaking.
“We do have some tools for community use but if people have their own spade to bring along it will be great. The more people using tools at the same time means more holes get dug and more trees get planted.”
Despite high winds and cold weather conditions, more than 200 Thanet volunteers turned out to Dane Valley Green on February 22, 2020 to help plant 200 trees. The planting area stretched from the one end of Dane Valley Road up to the Sure Start Children’s Centre.
People arrived from 8am and the steady stream of helpers continued to grow, wrapped up, some sporting woolly hats and gloves, young and old, filling the air with a sense of purpose, determination and good community spirit. Find out all about that event here.
TUF’s Dane Valley Green Trees
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Cultivar (Variety)|
|Bird Cherry||Prunus padus||Alberti|
|Black Popular||Populus nigra|
|Common Serviceberry||Amelanchier arborea||Robin Hill|
|European Nettle Tree||Celtis australis|
|Grey Alder||Alnus incana|
|Hawthorn (H)||Crataegus x media||Paul’s Scarlet|
|Hazel||Corylus avellana||Cosford, Halle’sche Riesen, Rode Zellernoot, Webb’s Prize Cob (H)|
|Honey Locust||Gleditsia triacanthos|
|Hornbeam||Carpinus betulus||ssp. Fastigiata, Frans Fontaine|
|Hybrid Cockspurthorn (H)||Crataegus x lavalleei Carrieri|
|Hybrid Elm (H)||Ulmus ‘Exoniensis’ × U. wallichiana)||Clusius|
|Indian Horse Chestnut||Aesculus indica|
|Japanese Pagoda Tree||Styphnolobium japonicum|
|Japanese Rowan||Sorbus commixta||Embley|
|Norway Maple||Acer Platanoides|
|Paper Birch||Betula papyrifera|
|Persian Ironwood||Parrotia persica|
|Rowan||Sorbus aucuparia||Joseph Rock (Yellow) & Cardinal Royal|
|Silver Birch||Betula pendula||Fastigiata|
|Silver Lime||Tilia tomentosa|
|Swedish Whitebeam (H)||Sorbus x intermedia||Brouwers|
|Turkish Hazel||Corylus colurna|
|Whitebeam||Sorbus aria||Lutescens, Magnifica & Majestica|
|Wild Cherry||Prunus avium|
|Wild Service Tree||Sorbus torminalis|