3 September 2020
73 trees have been planted on Lower Field in recognition and remembrance of the 73 Old Abingdonians who fell in the Great War 1914-18. They are a mixture of tree types and will grow to provide a green backdrop to the two lower field pitches and a home for a variety of nesting birds.
The grass area below the trees will be left to grow as a wild flower area to encourage wildlife and for pollinating plants to grow. In addition, old tree logs will be stacked in two locations to act as “bug hotels” to encourage beetles and wood boring insects and provide a food source for birds.