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 Broadley Farm, Diptford, near South Brent and Hunter’s Moon in Dartington.  Woodland sites are scattered around Dartmoor and in the 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.


Volunteering Sessions

Tuesday Afternoons (12.30pm – 4.30pm)

Broadley Nursery, Diptford near South Brent

Please contact Jon Covey on 07792 359260 or at volunteering@moortrees.org

Wednesday (10.00am – 5.00pm)

Dartington Nursery, near Totnes

Please contact Brian Daniel on 07816 633455 or at volunteering@moortrees.org

Sundays (All Day)

We work from 11.00 am – 4.30 pm and visit different sites each week.

A minibus service from Plymouth is available.  This leaves from 89 Houndiscombe Road, which is left of the Baptist Church on Mutley Plain in Plymouth at 9.00 am.

Please text Brian Daniel on 07816 633455  or contact volunteering@moortrees.org to let us know if you are planning to come on the bus.


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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