Creating Native Woodland

We plant trees. Not just any trees, but natural, native trees, trees that have been part of the English landscape for thousands of years.

Moor Trees

Trees Planted


Native Species

Sites Restored

2019 Volunteer Hours

Coronavirus Update

We have cancelled all volunteering days until further notice. This follows the advice of the Government and also similar actions by the Woodland Trust and other organisations who coordinate volunteer days.

Please do not come to the Tree nurseries on our usual Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Sundays, indeed any day! We will continue to have staff attend the tree nurseries to ensure our trees keep growing.

Office work will not cease and so we will be continuing to accept tree dedications, carbon mitigation donations, membership requests and answering all enquires including approving woodland planting sites for the coming winter.

Once this has blown over we'll immediately start posting volunteering days. Meanwhile, please continue to follow us on Facebook and tell all your friends what a fantastic job we're doing!

We grow trees 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.

These woodlands offset 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.

Buy Trees for Carbon!

Kayaking 125 miles to plant trees in Devon

Wishing to mitigate for your carbon use?

If you are wishing to mitigate for your carbon footprint, for example your annual car mileage or taking an annual holiday, you can purchase trees with Moor Trees and we will plant them for you this year!

Looking For Landowners

Looking For Landowners

We are always looking for landowners, 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.


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.

Help Financially

Help Financially

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.

Would you like to fundraise for us?

Kayaking 125 miles to plant trees in Devon

One pair of intrepid chaps chose to kayak 125 miles to plant trees in Devon

‘…in an exhausted zen state of realization that we were now definitely going to finish this absolute monster of a race. It felt like no-man’s land; there were many other crews in similar states to us, limping slowly under bridge after bridge. We would have liked to paddle faster but the tanks were nearly empty and what little remaining strength we had was almost exclusively used to keep the boat upright.’

This Easter Tim Baker and Doug Reid competed in an international kayak race.  They kayaked 125 miles non-stop from Devizes to Westminster, racing against some of the best endurance kayakers in the world.

They completed it in an incredible time of 24 hours 12 minutes. And raised over £3000 for Moor Trees.

If you would like to learn how you can fundraise for us click the button below…


Moor Trees Volunteers
Staff and volunteers at Broadley Nursery

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We aim to restore native broadleaf woodland,by growing trees from locally collected seed in our community tree nurseries, and planting them as new woodland on private and public land.

Each year we collect tens of thousands of local tree seed to grow in our community tree nurseries. These trees are provided free of charge for woodland planting and restoration schemes.

We build biodiversity by working with local people. Every year we work with hundreds of volunteers of all ages and abilities. We have won various national volunteering awards and run at least three activity days per week.

We are also developing research, education and training programmes with partner schools, colleges and universities.

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Thanks to Our Funders & Carbon Partners

The Norman Family Charitable Trust
Postcode Lottery
National Lottery
D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Garfield Weston Foundation
Southall Trust
Rabbie's Group Tours

Help Moor Trees create new native woodland


The Old School Centre
Totnes Road
South Brent
TQ10 9BP


01364 649 277

Charitable Status

Moor Trees is a charity
Registered No. 1081142

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