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...

Devon County Council, Ash dieback, trees, Devon

Devon taking action to remove Ash dieback infected trees

Urgent action is being taken to remove almost 1,500 Ash dieback infected trees from alongside Devon's major road network this summer in order to protect public safety on the county's roads.

Devon County Council has already started an essential programme of work, with almost 150 infected trees alongside the A388 at Holsworthy currently being felled. From Monday (12 July) work will...

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...

Wildlife and donkeys benefit from flood-friendly hedge-planting

Wildlife and donkeys benefit from flood-friendly hedge-planting

More than 500 young hedge trees have been planted at the Woods Farm site near Sidmouth

Rare butterflies and birds could benefit from hedge restoration work at animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary as part of a wider scheme to improve water quality and reduce flooding across parts of East Devon.

Staff from the sanctuary have planted more the 500 young hedge trees so far to help...

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...

Councils share £600K cash boost to plant trees in the heart of communities in the South west

Councils share £600K cash boost to plant trees in the heart of communities in the South West

Thousands of new trees will be planted across the South West thanks to a cash boost from the Woodland Trust.

Both Devon and Cornwall councils will benefit from the charity’s Emergency Tree Fund that aims to make up for a current lack of investment to help cash strapped local authorities break through barriers to get more trees and woods in the ground, giving more local communities...

Devon, treescapes, trees

Devon County Council 05 Oct 2020 First trees planted in Saving Devon's Treescapes project

The launch of the ambitious “Saving Devon’s Treescapes” project has been marked by the planting of its first trees.

Backed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Devon County Council and others, the initiative forms part of Devon’s efforts to address the huge loss of trees as a result of ash dieback. More than 90% of Devon’s native ash trees are expected to be lost due to ash dieback...

More than 1,800 trees planted through free tree offer

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

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

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...