Saving Devon’s Treescapes

The Saving Devon’s Treescapes is now over halfway through its five-year funded project and has already had a huge impact across the county.
To date the project has planted over 80,000 trees outside of woodlands. This has been through community free tree hubs, schools, parish councils and landowners.

Two community tree nurseries have been established, one in Meeth and one in Broadclyst. Each will grow thousands of UK native broadleaf trees from seed with support from a team of dedicated volunteers. Many micro-nurseries have popped up across the county too, allowing people to grow their own local trees from seed.

Citizen scientists have been active across the county monitoring a range of species such as the brown hairstreak butterfly, bats, lichen and cirl buntings. All of these records help us better understand the impact of Ash Dieback and it’s impact on nature.

To read more about the project and how you can get involved, please visit the Saving Devon’s Treescapes project website.

Devon Wildlife Trust staff and other tree planters standing next to newly planted trees in steep grassy field.

Two people wearing woolly hats using mallet to put a post into ground for planting a tree.

Trays of tree seedlings being grown inside a polytunnel.