The new Right Place Right Tree online guidance was launched at our conference last week on behalf of the Devon Local Nature Partnership under its ‘Trees for Devon’ initiative. The guidance is aimed to help anyone with tree planting schemes or woodland creation in Devon.
Tree planting, and increasing woodland cover, are positive things we can do in response to the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis. This year, many councils and communities will also be planting trees to participate in the Queen’s Green Canopy celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
The guidance offers something for everyone, including councils, landowners, community groups, or individuals. The step by step process to planting more trees guides you through considering the possibilities for new trees in your chosen landscape, finding the place, choosing the right species and the correct method for establishing trees as well as designing your tree planting scheme to fit into the landscape. The process will help you establish the right tree in the right place, for the right reasons, using the right method and aftercare.
Trees will be around for a long time, meeting the needs of generations to come so it’s worth taking the time to get it right. Following the correct guidance will help Devon’s landscapes to help people enjoy nature, heritage and beautiful places while created a wooded landscape that tackles climate change and benefits our economy.
Starting a tree planting scheme or creating a new woodland might seem overwhelming but there is a plethora of guidance and support available for anyone getting involved. Alongside this guidance, there’s also free trees available from the Woodland Trust to help communities get started with tree planting.
We always love to hear from our member councils; if you’re involved in any tree planting schemes or woodland creation then please tell us all about it!