During the winter months, we will be planting out our trees. This may be with BANES Council, Curo Housing, or other local business, community or non-profit organisations.
All our trees grown in the community will be planted out locally within around ten miles of where the seed was first collected. Planting new trees is a satisfying job, where your handiwork can be revisited and enjoyed for many years to come.
It is vital that new trees are looked after, particularly for the first two-three years – it makes a huge difference to their survival rates and More Trees is committed to making sure all their tree planting projects are monitored and the trees cared for. This aftercare work tends to be done during warmer months of the year from April to July.
Please see our map for the locations of our tree planting projects to date. Further information on our recent planting projects is below.
If you would like to give our trees a home by providing land for planting projects (trees, hedges, community forests), please let us know here.
Planting Projects 2023
We planted around 1000 trees on two Curo owned sites at Whiteway Green and Axbridge Road over 3 days in March. It was very exciting to be to be planting our own home-grown trees in the ground at their final destination for the very first time!
We had a great variety of tree species to plant and a great turnout from such a wide range of people. We had volunteers from around Bath; the local communities, Bath University and Bath Spa, BIBS (Bath Building Society), Halo Present and The Emberson Group. We collaborated with Blooming Whiteway and Curo. The Tree Council helped to fund the Volunteer Coordinator’s time to organise the planting event at Whiteway Green and BIBS funded the trees at Axbridge Road.
Joe Robson, Senior Arboriculturalist at Curo commented:
“I was very proud to work with More Trees for B&NES during the 22/23 tree planting season. Not only is the charity based on a sound, unique and infinitely practical idea this idea is consistently followed through with action. More Trees for B&NES organised volunteers who were enthusiastic and hardworking and provided over 800 whips which were all of great quality from roots to shoots. A big thank you from Curo and a personal thank you from me for all your hard work, the quality of the trees and the planting is a great reflection on the charity, and we look forward to working with More Trees for B&NES again.”
We will be organising some after care events to help the trees survive and thrive through the Spring and Summer.