Slapton Tree Hub – Free Trees


From James Curtis, Slapton Tree Warden:

I’m delighted to announce that we’ve had the support and go ahead from the Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) to host our third annual Tree Hub.

Put it in your diary: Saturday 20th January 10am-2pm at our Slapton village hall.

We will once again have our ‘cuppa & cake’ cafe for all those who come to take away native whips (young trees) to use on their projects — whether it’s a single tree you’re after, or you’re planting a copse, woodland, hedge etc.

Do contact us ahead of the event if you have any specific projects/questions or requests.

The project is part of the DWT scheme to replant native trees to replace those lost to ash dieback. Stalls include the DWT, Field Studies Council plus a wood turning stall & willow weaving. This year there will also be a kids’ corner, with drawing and tree education.

Last year we gave away around 300 whips, to visitors from East Prawle, South Brent, Dartmoor, East Allington, Dittisham, and more — which was amazing! If anyone has excess home-grown saplings to donate do let me know. And if you’d like to volunteer for a few hours on the day please get in touch.

See the Tree Hub 2024 Poster for more information.