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Free Tree Hub Croyde

Event Date: 11th February 2023, 10:00

Event Category: Volunteering Activity

Location: Croyde Baptist Church

As part of the Saving Devon’s Treescapes project we are giving away free trees for people to plant in their gardens.

Devon’s treescapes are stunning and crucial habitats for so much wildlife, but they are under threat from Ash Dieback which is estimated to kill at least 90% of Devon’s ash trees in the coming years. It will affect everyone, but everyone can be part of the solution.

Do your bit by collecting a free tree to plant in your garden.

You will be able to collect between 1-5 free trees along with protection and a free planting and aftercare guide. The trees will all be cell grown UK broadleaf species such as crab apple, wild cherry, rowan and birch. They will be 2-3 years old and so around 20-60cm in height and will need to be planted within a few days of collection. The hub will be there until trees run out so ensure you arrive early to not be disappointed!

Local volunteers and community groups run our free tree hubs in their own time, so please be patient and considerate. We apologise if all the trees have run out by the time you get there – we never know how popular a tree hub will be! 

If you are looking to plant more than 5 trees then please contact our treescapes team who will add you to a waiting list for next planting season (winter 2023/24). Our trees are generally allocated in September for the upcoming planting season. Please email Rosie on rcotgreave@devonwildlifetrust.org with as many details of your proposed planting as possible.

Saving Devon’s Treescapes is led by Devon Wildlife Trust on behalf of the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum. It’s a partnership project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, One Tree Planted as well as other funders. Thank you also to the Woodland Trust for supplying the trees. Read more about the project and find other ways to get involved here: https://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/what-we-do/our-projects/saving-devons-treescapes

Free Tree Hub – Croyde | Devon Wildlife Trust