Moor Trees

Let's Grow Moor Trees!

We wish to improve our community tree nurseries so we can grow more trees and plant new woodland in Devon. Your donations would enable us to nurture and grow 60,000 trees in our two community tree nurseries - 60,000 trees is enough to cover 96 - 120 football pitches of native woodland!

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2022 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1081142)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£5,231

Donations

31

Championed by John Spedan Lewis Foundation

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Our planet is rapidly warming. Woodland, is one of the most effective ways of extracting CO2 from the atmosphere and locking it away, helping to fight climate change. Trees and wetland also help regulate water flow in Dartmoor’s many rivers, helping prevent flooding in villages and towns downstream. Restoration of Devon woodland habitats would increase diversity of plants and animals. By involving our communities we will teach more people about the importance of growing trees and how to do so.

Solution

To accomplish this goal we require funding for core staff costs associated with spending more time growing trees and more time with volunteers. Our Nursery Manager would be delivering volunteer sessions and teaching the principles of growing trees. With more staff time we can work with more volunteers to increase the number of trees produced, with more of the community. The project will establish Moor Trees as a viable and approved supplier of locally sourced and grown native broadleaved trees.

  • "We're pleased to be able to support Moor Trees, which reinforces our commitment to sustainability, and supports our aim of creating inclusive communities."

    — Alistair Smyth, Director of Exeternal Affairs & Social Investment at The Guinness Partnership

  • "We are proud to support Moor Trees in their mission of tree planting and rewilding Dartmoor. It is very reassuring to know that the work Moor Trees does is so tangible; Dartmoor is changing positively and visibly thanks to their efforts. Being a part of that is a source of great pride for us."

    — Andy Dixon, Owner of Treewise

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable day planting our tree dedications for mum's birthday and also trees in memory of my brother. Bryony and Colin were very helpful and we would thoroughly recommend volunteering to plant trees with Moor Trees."

    — Tree Dedicator Winter 2022