We plant trees. Not just any trees, but natural, native trees, trees that have been part of the English landscape for thousands of years.
We grow them from locally collected seed in our own nurseries, nurtured by lots of local volunteers and then used to recreate woodland that has become a rare sight in the countryside.
We are always looking for landowners, mainly on Dartmoor or in the South Hams, who are keen to provide parcels of land, both small and large, where they want to create a legacy for the future. This land is often marginal for farming or no longer profitable.
Everyone can take part – we offer tree dedications for weddings, birthdays or perhaps as a gift in a will, from single trees to copses or whole woodlands!
We are also contacted by people wishing to leave a gift in their will, something lasting, something that their families can enjoy well into the future.
These woodlands are also offsetting some of the carbon that we all produce as part of our modern lifestyles – the miles we drive, the foreign holidays we take, and the food and energy we consume. We do not promise a complete carbon replacement – this is simply not possible, but it’s a start.
We offer many opportunities to volunteer, to help us in this work. Caring for the trees in our nurseries and planting them on site is physical work, a great way of getting fresh air and exercise. Often we are joined by whole families, keen to get involved in something together.
We are lucky that many grant giving organisations and companies understand and support what we are trying to do and we get backing from a range of sources. But we are always looking for partners to help us with our work.
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Are you a budding film maker?
Moor Trees is making short videos of our activities for publicity and fundraising. We are inviting volunteers to send us footage (1-2 mins) of their work with Moor Trees throughout the seasons. We will compile this footage into videos to show people and fundraisers what we do, what people like about us, and the fun people have volunteering for Moor Trees. You can take a video on a phone, camera or video recorder.
Videos can be either with or without sound, but if with sound, please make sure it’s clearly audible with no background noise. Videos should be of resolution appropriate for a computer (rather than a big display).
The preferred format for videos is mp4 or wmv. Please send your video via Yousendit (https://www.hightail.com) (or equivalent ftp transfer site) or Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also need your permission to use your video.
If you have a video but are unsure how to send, or any other questions, just e-mail: email@example.com.
And if there’s any budding producers out there who can help with editing, we’d love to hear from you too!