Charity's vow to plant 250,000 trees over four years

Torbay Weekly

A local charity is undertaking a massive tree-planting effort thanks to support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Devon Wildlife Trust has launched the Saving Devon’s Treescapes project, which will plant a quarter of a million native species trees over the next four years to combat recent losses to the devastating ash dieback disease.

The charity is receiving £758,600 of National Lottery funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for the project which it will lead on behalf of the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum.

Saving Devon’s Treescapes will employ a total of four people whose job it will be to work with communities across the county but with special focus on five areas which include Torbay, South Devon, Coly Valley (East Devon), Exeter and Cranbrook.

The project will include ‘tree hub’ events where the general public will be able to collect a free tree to plant in their own gardens.