Now that the ground is starting to warm Caplor have been busy planting saplings to fill gaps in hedgerows and enhance the wildlife corridors on the farm. One hundred and fifty saplings have been planted in total and species have included Hawthorne, Hazel, Field Maple and a mixture of other native types.
Caplor is committed to continue offsetting unavoidable CO2 emissions and improving the sustainability of the business through projects like this.
Tom Toogood, who lives at Caplor and studies blacksmithing at Holme Lacy College, has been helping with the work between lectures. Tom is pictured here planting trees on the bank behind the farm.
Caplor Farm is entered into a joint Entry Level (ELS) and Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) agreement which actively encourages the maintenance of the farmed landscape and improvement of biodiversity. Throughout this year the Caplor team will be busy establishing wild flower mixes in field margins and restoring boundary hedgerows as part of their ongoing committment.