The Big Tree Plant
Big Tree Plant - Year 2
Stroud Valleys Project is once again embarking (if you excuse the pun) on its second season of creating and enhancing woodlands across Stroud District. The aim for this season (November 14 2014 to March 15 2015) is to plant 2,000 native tree and shrub species - a 1,000 of which will be planted as an extension to an existing area of woodland - and the creation of new copse at Stratford Park. We will also be working with a number of parish councils and community woodland groups to create new wooded areas and enhance older woodland.
The project hopes to start work in the middle of November when the plants are due to arrive from the local tree nursery, Landcare Nurseries, who are a Company Friend of SVP. Saplings will then be ‘heeled in’ ready for planting over the winter months.
If you’re interested in getting involved in the project, please don’t hesitate to call Richard at SVP 01453 753358.
The Big Tree Plant
We are pleased to announce that we have received further funding from ‘The Big Tree Plant’ scheme, a project aimed at encouraging and supporting community groups to plant trees in neighbourhoods where people live and work. As part of our work on this national scheme, we will be planting trees in a number of locations in and around Stroud as well as in other public spaces across the district. The project will run over two consecutive winter planting seasons, this year and next year, aiming to plant nearly 2,000 native trees and shrubs each season!
We will be working closely with Stroud District Council (SDC) on two of their green spaces, Stratford Park and Capel’s Mill. With SDC we will be planting 1000 trees a season as part of its 10-year biodiversity and landscape action plan at Stratford Park. Also, with SDC and the Cotswold Canal Trust at the Capel’s Mill site, we will be creating woodland areas for the public to enjoy and for wildlife to thrive in.
SVP is also working with Stroud Town Council, planting a number of trees at the Bisley Road cemetery, and with parish councils (including Cam and Slimbridge) where we will be planting roadside trees with the local community. We also look forward to working with Breakheart Quarry, Cam, and the Museum in the Park, Stroud.