Last year we heard the distressing news that a large number of trees in Churston Woods in Torbay had been felled due to disease and this broke our hearts. Trees are constantly working for us all to provide the air we breathe and take carbon dioxide out of the air, so any loss of trees affects us all – more than we know.
The good news is that we can now help this area to be regenerated with a comprehensive restoration plan, and we can all be involved.
As managers of Churston Woods, Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust are keen to start the restoration this winter. Their plan is to replant the cleared areas of the woods with suitable native trees (including oak, beech and field maple) and shrubs, which together with managed natural regeneration, will enable this ancient semi-natural woodland to regenerate.
Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust need to raise £5,000 to make this a reality and have set up a crowdfunding page for donations. You can find out all about it here:
So how will you play your part? How would you like to help?
Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust are keen to work with everyone in the community as this is something which will be of benefit for us all.
If you are part of a school or a community group you could get physically involved with the replanting. The Trust will organise open community planting sessions for donors.
If you are part of a business who wants to do something to help their local area then why not donate and in return the Trust will offer to run organised team building replanting sessions.
Personally, we have just donated £25 to help in their efforts and we went out today to create our own video to help spread the word.
You can view it here
We’ll also be talking about it on our It’s All Good Radio Show on Thursdays 5-7pm and sharing this with our fellow presenters and potential supporters. We’d then love to get involved in the planting activities in January.
So what can you do today to help create more trees in this beautiful area of Torbay?