Coronavirus update – NEW INFORMATION
Our volunteer days have been running since August and we are very happy to be continuing them, even through this third lockdown.
We have some additional controls to help prevent any transmission of coronavirus, so please do read the information on our volunteering pages.
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There is a limitation on numbers of volunteers at any one time.
We really want you to come and help us, especially at our tree nurseries.
For more information please visit our volunteering pages
We want to say a huge thank you for your continued support and interest in our work which, at times like these, is more important than ever.
A NEW VISION
Moor Trees is on a mission to restore our native woodland.
Moor Trees receives grant of £478,000 from the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund!
Close the Gap is one of the first environmental projects awarded a grant from the government’s £80 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund. It is an 18-month programme focused on achieving bigger, healthier, better-connected hedgerows. The Close the Gap project received £1,834,000.
Close the Gap will help shape the future of England’s hedgerows in four ways: through hedgerow planting and ‘gapping up’; by gathering and sharing knowledge to improve hedgerow management; by ensuring good local supplies of future hedgerow trees through local seed nurseries; and by engaging the public with England’s important hedgerow heritage.
Close the Gap is a fantastic partnership project which will focus on the immense potential of our hedgerows – for biodiversity, carbon-capture, conserving our natural cultural heritage and more. The Moor Trees element of the project will host and train 10 young apprentices, who will qualify with RHS Level 2 Horticulture; it will pay for improvements to our tree nurseries ensuring better welfare and tree growing facilities for our staff and volunteers; it will create 2 full time jobs and 2 part time jobs in our tree nurseries meaning we can work with more volunteers and community groups; and we will help establish new community seed nurseries nationwide to create biosecure future tree supplies. We’re grateful to National Lottery Heritage Fund for funding this partnership of leading organisations to improve the future of UK hedgerows.
The partners are: The Tree Council, Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group, People’s Trust for Endangered Species, Moor Trees, University of Reading, Future Gardeners (Worshipful Company of Gardeners) and Hedgelink.
This grant is a fantastic opportunity for us, but we have to hit the ground running as we’ve a lot to achieve by march 2022. To help us in this goal we are recruiting new staff. Please visit our job opportunities page to find out more…
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Fit4Change allows you to raise money just by being active and Give as you Live is a simple way to raise funds whilst you shop. Alternatively, you can donate money to Moor Trees via PayPal Giving.
Moor Trees relies on income from grants, membership, donations and fundraising. We are very fortunate to have had some amazing individuals and groups fundraise for us in the last 12 months.
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 grow trees from locally collected seed in our own nurseries, nurtured by lots of local volunteers, and then use them to recreate woodland that has become a rare sight in the countryside.