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The Friends of Langstone Harbour is a group of people with widespread interests in the harbour but particularly in its maintenance as a place where people can come and enjoy it.  This involves care of the surrounding area, an interest in conservation for nature, maintaining access for people and much else.

Tress planted in 2003 and later

May 32003 planted tree  thelast 2003 tree  Trees that were planted in2004 recenetly planted trees the 2004 trees

Picture 1:  'Lutec' Dutch elm disease resistant trees as we planted them in 2003.

Picture 2: The sole remaining lutec on 16th December 2021..  The rest failed to resist the new car-park on the right and flood defence work on the left.

Picture 3: Some of the mixed trees, including disease resistant white elms, we planted at Portcreek in 2004 as at 16 Dec 2021

Picture 4: More recently planted trees at Portcreek. Note a very newly planted one which is probably an elm at the front.

Picture 5: another 2021 view of the 2004 trees.  You can just see towards the right another newly planted and labelled elm.

A2030 roundabout litter pick 5th Dec 2020

 litter pick in action     Litter loaded on trailer

Big Beach Clean 2018


For this beach clean we had over 30 volunteers and lifted a huge pile of stuff of the beach between the outlets of the Hermitage and the Langbrook Streams.


FoLH activity on 1st July 2017 

On 1st July we had a busy day!  In the morning 21 of us litter picked the beach at Budds Farm (the picture only shows part of the pickers).  In the afternoon we were at the Bedhampton Bidbury Mead Show where Alan's beach clean demo was enjoyed by young and old alike.

April 2016 litter pick

A yacht that broke free, damage to the recent work of HCC and yet more damage.  (Feb 2016 Pictures by John Worley)


Our Elms survive Flood Protection Work


These are six elms which we planted at Portcreek in 2004. 

They were recently surrounded by the major flood protection work but happily they were protected by the contractors.



Work Party on the Harbour-side path at Hilsea October 2014.


Our Elms and Ali's Hedge


We planted two sorts of disease resistant elms at the Portsmouth Watersports centre in2003. The 'lutec' cultivars have not done very well and there are now just a couple surviving (first picture).  The 'white elms' are smaller but doing quite well.  And much better news is the state of the hedge we planted for Alison Went in 2005 (third picture)





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