Everything we’ve achieved, has been through people rolling up their sleeves and helping out in their spare time. We have so much fun, getting our hands dirty, meeting new people whilst spending time in the great outdoors.
Community Tree Nurseries
We have a growing network of tree nurseries in and around Bath and now in Keynsham, where we grow our trees on before they are planted out into their final destinations. We plan to extend our network across BANES in 2023. Each nursery has an enthusiastic and friendly group of volunteers who are always looking for extra help. No experience required!
During the winter, we’ll be planting trees. This may be with BANES Council, Curo Housing, or other local and community organisations. Planting new trees is a satisfying job, where your handiwork can be revisited and enjoyed for many years to come.
It’s really important that new trees are given TLC, particularly for the first two-three years – it makes a huge difference to survival rates. This work tends to be done during warmer months of the year, so bring a picnic!
Seed Collecting and Processing
Our volunteers help to collect, process and sow our tree seeds. Seed collecting and processing starts in earnest in September and continues through to December. The processing of seeds and growing on the germinated seedlings takes place in the “Hub”, based in Royal Victoria Park until May/June when the seedlings are then distributed across the nursery network. We will be training volunteers this year in how to identify around twenty native tree species and collect the seed for us from local woodland in in the Autumn.
Other Volunteering Opportunities
If you have other skills that we could put to good use, we need volunteers to help us behind the scenes e.g. representing us at events, fundraising, communications, producing content, social media etc.
If you would like to find out more about our volunteering opportunities, please get in touch via the form below, or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.