Free tree giveaway!
Supporting local communities across the county to plant and nurture thousands of trees.
Enabling people to care for and celebrate our treasured treescapes.
On Friday 23rd of the month, the Sidmouth Arboretum will be giving away trees for free:
This is part of a bigger county-wide project:
As enthusiastically covered by the media:
The launch of the ambitious “Saving Devon’s Treescapes” project was marked by the planting of its first trees earlier in the week – but it was actually set in motion earlier in the summer, headed by the Devon Wildlife Trust:
Devon’s treescapes are stunning and crucial habitats for so much wildlife. But, they are under threat from ash dieback; which is estimated to kill at least 90% of Devon’s ash trees in the coming years. It will affect everyone, but everyone can be part of the solution. We’re leading on fighting ash dieback on behalf of the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum, and we are looking for Devon’s communities to get involved and help us to save Devon’s precious treescapes.
Please note: Many of our activities have been postponed due to COVID-19 but we’ll be adding opportunities as soon as we can. In the meantime please contact Rosie at Rcotgreave@devonwildlifetrust.org if you have any questions or want to get involved.
Here’s Rosie to tell us a bit about the project…
What are we going to do about it?
Saving Devon’s Treescapes aims to provide hope and action in the face of the alarming changes that are already affecting our precious treescapes. We will support local communities across the county to plant and nurture thousands of replacement trees. These won’t be ash trees, but they will be of other native Devon species including oak, field maple, aspen , lime, beech, birch, and hazel. The project will enable people to care for and celebrate our treasured treescapes, supporting local action for wildlife and climate change…