Volunteers who helped plant 1,000 trees.

Volunteers help plant the trees

Volunteers helped to put over 1,000 trees into the ground at community planting days held near Clyst Honiton recently.

By the end of the second planting day, volunteers had planted more than half of the total number of trees for Mosshayne farm, which meant they had completed the first wood on “the island” – the name of one of the new woods located between the River Clyst and a leat.  It means that more than a thousand new trees are now in the ground. Cllr Tom Wright, East Devon's portfolio holder for the environment, said:

Thank you to all the people who worked so hard to plant over 1,000 trees. The planting days were a huge success and people really enjoyed themselves. It was a real social event.

As well as being great fun, it was rewarding to do something practical to address climate change and create brand new woodland.

Thanks to the farmer, Henry Gent and the Woodland Trust’s MOREWoods scheme, there are new woods in East Devon to provide home and food for hundreds of species of wildlife, as well as helping to prevent soil erosion and flooding.