Tree Planting with North Tawton Environmental Trust: 28/29 March


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Here is a message from North Tawton Environmental Trust who would like our help with tree planting on 28/29 March. If you would like a lift from Crediton on 28th, contact John Craythorne via the link on the right.

'North Tawton Environmental Trust is a locally based registered charity involved in conserving, protecting and improving the natural and physical environment of North Tawton and its surroundings. We formed in the mid 1990s as a group of local people with a common interest in environmental issues and have been involved in many projects over the years including enhancement schemes and practical tasks, supply of compost bins, water butts and kitchen waste caddies, also research and studies of parish wildlife and renewable energy feasibility. We ran a Community Composting scheme using an electric vehicle for a number of years and assisted with North Tawton's plastic waste collection until West Devon Borough Council took both of these up borough wide. We had a chemical free vegetable growing project in our two large polytunnels but we have sadly just lost our site within the town for this. 

The Trust owns a 2 acre field on the outskirts of North Tawton which was purchased thanks to a generous legacy from a former trustee, John Wright. We aim to establish this as a nature reserve and community woodland according to his wishes. We successfully applied for a grant of 420 trees from the Woodland Trust which will be arriving in March. These are a mixture of hawthorn, dogwood, wild cherry, silver birch, rowan, hazel, blackthorn, oak, crab apple, downy birch, holly and goat willow. We are planning to have a planting weekend on 28th and 29th March, weather permitting. We would welcome any volunteers to assist at any time during the weekend and we hope to be able to provide light refreshments. Please email for directions to site and please bring a spade or fork!'