It has been a very busy time again over the Autumn period. I started off wood-carving at my workshop. I have a few carving projects on the go. The largest one at the moment is my story telling chair, which is coming along nicely. I was back in Cringle Park, one of my favourite parks, planting bulbs with the friends group. I was asked to work up some designs for a pathway and bench to surround the carved owl entrance in Didsbury Park. You may know the sculpture if you are familiar with the park. The Friends group are going to use my design as part of a funding bid and I will hear more in 2015. I facilitated a tree planting session as part of Alma Park Primary School Forest School experience on the 6th December. This was a very successful session with the children taking part in planting trees in their own school grounds. We planted nearly 200 trees in a couple of hours and it was great fun. I also worked with Red Rose Forest this month planting trees around Manchester sites. I worked with various volunteers and school groups to get all the trees in. We probably planted a few thousand trees over the sessions and despite the weather, there was a great turnout and fine spirits! Finally, I have undertaken some arborist work at the Food Growing site next to McDonalds in Wythenshawe. I am looking forward to another great year with One Green World in 2015 and wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Ian McDougall