Restoring woodland and hedgerows, re-connecting fragmented habitats, combating climate change and reducing flood risk are just some of the reasons to plant more trees in our landscape. And these are the key aims of our Woodlands for Water Project. Based at our Aberduna office, project manager Jonny Hulson and project officer Sarah Ellis have developed an extensive nursery of over 20,000 trees.
Tree species currently include sessile oak, alder, hazel, downy birch, crab apple, Scots pine, willows, hornbeam, cherry, Aspen, hawthorn, black thorn, rowan, silver birch and more. Some of the rarer species been grown from seed or cuttings include black poplar, small leaved lime, Wych elm and wild service.