More than 1,800 trees planted through free tree offer

Authored by Mary

More than 1,800 trees were planted across Devon during March through two initiatives offered by Devon County Council. The County Council, in association with the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity The Woodland Trust , offered a limited number of packs of sapling trees via the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum website . Landowners from 40 sites across the county took up the offer to...

Ash dieback infected trees near Bickleigh to be felled

Authored by News Desk

Almost 200 Ash dieback infected trees in Mid Devon will be felled later this month (March).

Devon County Council has identified 190 infected trees in the Bickleigh area that need to be removed for safety reasons.

The County Council has been liaising with private landowners and will carry out the tree felling on their behalf in order to minimise disruption to the travelling...

New partnership for local woodland

Authored by Mary

Holyford Woods Local Nature Reserve is now being managed by East Devon District Council’s Countryside Team in partnership with Axe Vale & District Conservation Society (AVDCS), following the dissolution of the long-standing Holyford Woodland Trust.

Holyford Woodland Trust (HWT) was formed in 2001 when South West Water put the wooded valley up for sale and the cost of purchase to...

Trees in Trust

Authored by Paigntonzoo

National Tree Week - from 23rd November to 1st December – is the UK's largest annual tree celebration, and marks the start of the winter tree planting season. One locally-based conservation charity is using the occasion to shine a spotlight on some of the many trees in its care.

Wild Planet Trust is the conservation charity behind Paignton Zoo. The zoo is more famous for animals...

Spreading the lurrve for trees

Authored by Mary

Tree lovers, incurable romantics and nature lovers are being invited to get mucky on Valentine’s Day... planting trees.

The first of 12,000 new trees to be planted in the city’s new country park will go into the ground as hedgerows, as the city’s new country park starts to take shape.

Plymouth City Council, together with Plymouth Environmental Action, is running the event this...

Real Christmas tree collections in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

The decorations are down, folks are back to work, resolutions have been made – and broken – now all that’s left of the festive season is a tired old tree.

The Council’s Christmas tree collections start on Monday 11 January and will continue up until Thursday 21 January.

All people have to do is to put the trees out next to their bins or bags on the day their recycling is...

Charity and Kew combine for Devon's trees

Authored by Mary

Devon Wildlife Trust has spent this autumn conducting a very different kind of harvest.

The charity has been collecting seed from Devon’s ash, hawthorn, blackthorn, holly and other trees at some of its 49 nature reserves as part of a national project to aimed at protecting the UK’s woodlands. Devon Wildlife Trust is a partner in the UK National Tree Seed Project, which has been set up...

Housebuilder marks National Tree Week

Authored by News Desk

Barratt Homes in Plymouth has celebrated National Tree Week with the planting of an oak tree to mark 7,300 trees planted by the division in the last 12 months.

“We have planted or retained more than 7,300 trees or shrubs at our developments throughout the south west and wanted to mark our ongoing commitment to the environment,’’ said managing director Paul Moran.

“National Tree...

Aborocultural traineeships and apprenticeships

Authored by The Arb Academy

The Arb Academy specialises in Forestry and Arboriculture Training qualifications, specialising in high quality Traineeships and Apprenticeships. We are running a 6 week traineeship programme starting on the 27th July at the River Dart for motivated school leavers and job seekers.

The Traineeship is designed to prepare the candidate for a career in Arboriculture, giving them the best...

Plymouth wood hit by fungal infection

Authored by Mary

A large number of trees are going to have to be felled in Cann wood between Whitleigh and Southway after the discovery of a deadly plant disease.

The Forestry Commission have investigated the site and used aerial photography to assess the extent of the spread and will be issuing the Council with a felling order within the next few weeks. The felling will take place throughout the whole...


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