Million Trees and the Big Tree Plant – Autumn does not mean that all tree activity stops
As the leaves have begun to fall, we are planning to plant 5900 trees throughout Derbyshire this winter to complete the final part of our three year Big Tree Plant funded programme.
Remember, your site can be anywhere in Derbyshire, but it must have some sort of community use and public access. We will work with you to ensure that we plant the right (mostly native) trees in the right places and that you will be able to maintain them in the future. We expect partners to provide a contribution to costs, but some of this can be in kind through site preparation and volunteer activity, help with planting and maintenance.
Outside the Big Tree Plant, MTD works with landowners and businesses. Last year we planted 350trees with sponsors - Bates Weston Accountants, Mathew Montague Architects, The Milford Care Group and Hazelwood Property Investments Ltd. If you want to sponsor tree planting please get in touch with Anthony Broderick via the above website
In the meantime, the 18 sites which we have planned spread from Swadlincote in the south to Grindleford in the north. They include; schools, cricket clubs, colleges, community woods, parks, other open spaces and allotments. The planned sites and the partners involved are;
South Derbyshire DC (4) – (Swadlincote 54+34, Overseal 45 and Melbourne 125) 260 trees
Derby City (3) – (Mickleover 1250, Spondon 100 and King Street 250) 1600 trees
Brunts Barn activity Centre (Grindleford) – 100 trees
Borrow Wood School (Spondon) - 200 trees
Broomfield (Derby College) – 200 trees
Whistlewood (Melbourne) - 1000 trees
Denby cricket club - 150 trees
Buxton cricket club – 161 trees
Shuttlewood Park – 450 trees
Bolsover Civic Society - 20 trees
Swanwick allotments – 250 trees
Greenwich Park (Ripley) – 1000 trees
Shipley Park/Green Health Charity – 500 trees
Million Trees Derbyshire is a not for profit tree planting scheme, launched on 1-1-11, with an ambition to plant many thousands of trees throughout Derbyshire over the coming years.
We will work with anyone who can support us in the aim of making Derbyshire a truly green county. However, we work according to a number of principles to ensure that our activity leads to lasting benefits through the planting of trees in a truly sustainable manner.
- We will only support the planting of the right trees in the right places
- We will encourage people to plant and maintain their trees to a high standard
- We will include all types of people and organisations
The Big Tree Plant is a campaign to encourage people and communities to plant more trees in England's towns, cities and neighbourhoods. It is a partnership bringing together national tree-planting organisations and local groups working with Defra and the Forestry Commission to plant trees throughout England. www.forestry.gov.uk/england-bigtreeplant.
Anyone can get involved by planting and caring for trees to help make neighbourhoods more attractive, healthy places to live.