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Plant more trees and improve the state of our woods and trees or miss vital climate change targets - Woodland Trust

Plant more trees and improve the state of our woods and trees or miss vital climate change targets

With trees one of the Government’s top priorities at COP 26, the UK risks failing to meet its carbon net zero ambitions unless more trees are planted, woodland restored and the condition of woods improved, warns the Woodland Trust.

The stark prediction comes just weeks before...

3,000 new trees planted by National Trust in South Devon

3,000 new trees planted by National Trust in South Devon

At Southdown Farm near Salcombe, the National Trust team have been working hard on various projects to increase the value of the area for wildlife. With the help of local volunteers the team have been planting up over one kilometre of new hedgebanks with shrubs and also planting trees around sheltered corners of fields. The new hedges have created smaller, more sheltered fields on the exposed...

Tesco plants more than 2,000 trees at Devon store

A MAJOR tree-planting project is taking place at a Devon Tesco store to improve the wildlife habitat and screen the building’s rooftops.

The store will have a total of 2,100 native trees planted to the south of its Ilfracombe site in an area of land stretching to the Old Barnstaple Road.

Existing scrub will be retained for its habitat value, with the tree-planting and...

Spreading the lurrve for trees

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...

Getting buzz-y in Central Park

Plymouth’s getting buzz-y for the bees with the planting of new wildlife meadows in Central Park.

Plymouth City Council and Buglife will be planting 2.2 hectares (5.4 acres) of wildflowers to create a feast of flowers to whet the appetite of the city’s pollinating bugs such as bees, wasps hoverflies and butterflies.

A mixture of plants including, Vipers bugloss, Field scabious...

Grow Wild in the city

Funky flowers and sensational settings could be on the cards for a community group or organisation in Plymouth with a wild touch.

Plymouth City Council is helping to spread the word about a new fund to transform community spaces from tired to inspired using our native wildflowers, plants and trees.

The funding – of between £500 and £5,000 – is being put forward by the...

Preparing for spring in North Prospect

Budding local gardeners and families are being invited to help prepare for spring at a new community garden in North Prospect.

An army of volunteers is needed to join Plymouth City Council teams at The Beacon, Foliot Road, this Saturday to plant hundreds of daffodil bulbs and strawberry plants in the flower beds around the building.

Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet member...

Tubs and planters workshop

Come along and talk to the experts for all those handy hints and tips.

Bring your favourite tubs and baskets along and we will have all the plants, compost etc to purchase on site at a reduced rate. There will be a demonstration by our gardening expert, followed by tea and coffee before you get your hands dirty and create your own masterpiece.

Starts at 10.30am until 12pm and costs £5 per person.

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