National Trust Plant a Tree
National Trust - Plant a Tree
Wednesday, 16th March 2022
The National Trust in North Devon aim to plant 100,000 trees over the next 3-5 years; at Woolacombe they are aiming to plant 22,000. Our Eco Club were excited to join the National Trust Rangers at Woolacombe on Wednesday.
Since the recent storms over 500 trees across North Devon were lost. In order to boost connectivity for wildlife and biodiversity as well as storing carbon and slowing the flow of water erosion the National Trust planned this initiative and are almost there. If you are visiting Woolacombe this year you will be able to see the areas our saplings were planted in on the opposite side of the valley to the main road there are several oblong scrapings.
The Rangers told us they would hope for at least a third of the saplings planted to survive 15 years when they should start producing their own seeds to repopulate the woodland.