Volunteering

If you would like a weekly email with details of the activity for the week ahead please let us know by contacting volnews@moortrees.org 

Volunteering with Moor Trees 

Volunteers help Moor Trees to collect local seeds, to care for thousands of seedlings in our nurseries and to plant and maintain conservation woodland. We have two large nurseries at Hunter’s Moon in Dartington and at Broadley Farm, Diptford, near South Brent.  Woodland sites are scattered around Dartmoor and in South Hams.  Tree planting takes place between November and April while nursery work – potting, planting and weeding seedlings happens throughout the year. In summer we visit newly planted sites and in the autumn we collect seeds, nuts and acorns and learn various treatment methods to encourage germination.

Volunteers of all ages, abilities and cultures are welcome. We are a friendly group and volunteering with us is a wonderful opportunity to work with other enthusiastic people in beautiful settings, to get healthy exercise outdoors and to make new friends.  No previous experience is needed: we explain all the tasks and teach you how to do them.

We ask you to bring a packed lunch, sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing with waterproofs if necessary. Tea, biscuits, hot drinks and tools are provided free by us.  

Tuesday Afternoon – Broadley Nursery, Diptford near South Brent

12.30-5.00pm. Please contact Jon on 07792 359260 or at volnews@moortrees.org

 All Day on Sunday, with a minibus from Plymouth 

We work from 11 am – 5 pm and visit different sites each week.

Our minibus leaves from 89 Houndiscombe Road, which is left of the Baptist Church on Mutley Plain in Plymouth at 9.45 am. Text Brian on 07816 633455  or contact volnews@moortrees.org to let us know if you are planning to come on the bus.  

University of Plymouth 
The Moor Trees ViP student group meets fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons in a variety of locations – tea and cake obligatory!

Corporate days out
Ditch the suit and pick up a spade – have an enjoyable day out and give something back to the community