The National Trust are planting woodland on Woolacombe Down to create woodland priority habitat, and hope to plant approximately 5000 trees during February. They are mainly planting oaks but these will be accompanied by a wide range of native UK species. They will be planting 13 different species to be exact, including hawthorn, alder, and hazel and they will be planted in the Woolacombe Valley on a site called Woolacombe Down East, not far from the Woolacombe National Trust Allotments.
The National Trust Rangers need your help! Join them on either the 22nd or 23rd February (or both!) Rangers will be on site until from 10am – 3.30pm to help you plant trees. You’re welcome to stay all day and plant as many as you would like, or one or two. If you remember where you planted trees, you can come back over the years and watch them grow old. Jobs you can do include digging holes for the trees, planting the trees, feeding them and attaching tree guards. We’re planting trees to make space for nature, linking up woodlands across North Devon, which helps towards creating a healthier environment.