As part of the Saving Devon’s treescapes project we are holding a Tree Hub with thanks to Devon Wildlife Trust to give away free trees for people to plant in their gardens
The gorgeous and vitally important treescapes of Devon are threatened by Ash Dieback, which is predicted to kill at least 90% of Devon’s ash trees in the coming years. Everyone will be impacted, but everyone may also contribute to the solution.
By obtaining a free tree to place in your garden, you can do your part.
Between 1 and 5 free trees, protection, and a free planting and upkeep instructions will be available to you. All of the trees will be cell-grown varieties of UK broadleaf trees like birch, crab apple, wild cherry, and rowan. They must be planted within a few days of being collected because they will be 2-3 years old and between 20 and 60 cm tall. The hub will be there until trees run out so ensure you arrive early to not be disappointed!
Saving Devon’s Treescapes is led by Devon Wildlife Trust on behalf of the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum. It’s a partnership project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, One Tree Planted as well as other funders. Thank you also to the Woodland Trust for supplying the trees. Read more about the project and find other ways to get involved here: https://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/what-we-do/our-projects/saving-devons-treescapes
No need to book, just turn up at the Countryside Centre to collect your free trees. Event will be run on a first come first serve basis so come early to ensure you get a tree to take home.