We create new native woodland by using trees grown in our own nurseries from seeds gathered in the local area.
Rather than buy commercial seedlings :
– it is biologically better to use the genetic make up of trees living locally. The growing trees are likely to be better adapted to the climatic and environmental conditions of the area.
– we can extend the growing process to produce older and robust seedlings.
– it enables local communities and individual volunteers to play a full part. We want to encourage a local connection with the woodlands we create so that both the landowner and local people can feel some relationship with the resulting woodland and landscape.