As I’m involved in a neighbourhood project which is attempting to make the local green spaces and woodland a nicer environment for everyone to enjoy, both now and in the future, I did a bit of research to find out what was potentially on offer to groups such as ours and it turns out that The Woodland Trust offer saplings to those who meet certain criteria. After the application process we waited to see if we’d been successful and a few weeks later we’ve received the exciting news that we’re to be given 30 trees to create a lovely little copse adjacent to the existing wood.
We’re now looking forward to planting 10 silver birch, 10 rowan and 10 wild cherry trees in the hope to attract more wildlife to the area. Obviously, it’ll take many years for the trees to fully reach maturity, but hopefully the next generation will be able to appreciate our legacy to them. It really does feel good to be able to give something back to your community.