With freezing temperatures due this week and, having lost three tree ferns in previous winters, it was decided it would be best to wrap the tree ferns in fleece for the coming winter. There are two species of Dicksonia in the tree fern glade, Dicksonia antarctica and Dicksonia fibrosa, see blog entry 'Dicksonia fibrosa' 18th June 2012.
Ali and Graham worked together to wrap the eight ferns, all of differing shapes and sizes, some needing a step ladder to reach the top. They folded the leaves down around the crown and trunk then covered it with fleece, tying tight with string. A strange sight to behold as you walk towards the glade, strange aliens emerging from the undergrowth.