Get involved with the Saving Devon's Treescapes Project – Free Trees and School Visits

Get involved – Free Trees and School Visits

Free trees hubs

We are offering free trees (whips) for planting in your garden or any land where you have permission. We’re giving these away at local distribution hubs where you can collect a free cell grown tree, a planting guide and tree protection. Each hub will have between 200-400 trees to give away and will be run by local volunteers. All trees available are UK native species such as Oak, Rowan and Crab Apple.

27 November – Phear Park, Exmouth

27 November – Slapton Camping and Caravan site

2 December – Starcross Pavilion Car Park

5 December – Cullompton Town Hall 

11 December – Ideford

15 January – Kingsbridge

15 January – Tedburn Village Hall car park – Details tbc

23 January – Harbertonford Village Hall 

29 January – Awilscombe – Details tbc

29 January – Nomansland – Details tbc

30- January – Nicholls Hall, Lydford 

5 February – Kingseignton – Details tbc

19 February – Chillington Village Hall 

26 February – Heavitree Pleasure Ground Cafe, Exeter – Details tbc

26 February – Cornwood Village Hall car park 

If you’re interested in hosting a hub then please email Rosie to register your interest at rcotgreave@devonwildlifetrust.org

Here's Chris to tell you why planting trees is so important...

School tree planting

We are working with schools across the county to plant new trees and engage children in education around treescapes. We can offer different things depending on your school’s capacity:

  1. Free tree packs: up to 45 saplings to plant or to distribute for pupils to plant at home. If you’re looking for more trees then get in touch and we’ll what we can do
  2. Micro-nurseries: we can support you with materials and guidance to set up your own tree nursery to grow trees.
  3. Education: the DWT schools team can come in and engage your students in some outdoor learning focused around trees. Or we can provide lesson plans and idea for you to deliver yourselves.

If you’re interested please contact Rosie at rcotgreave@devonwildlifetrust.org