Join us on Sunday 5th February and get involved in the creation of your Community Forest!

The Forest of Marston Vale are inviting residents of Wootton and the surrounding areas to join our public tree planting event on Sunday 5 February 2023, and support us in the planting of over 4000 trees.

This is an opportunity to be involved in the creation of your local woodlands - something that future generations will benefit from, and a great way to make a difference in your local community.

The new woodland has been funded through the Trees for Climate programme – a multi-million-pound woodland creation scheme open to landowners and land managers, delivered by England’s Community Forests and made possible through the work of the Government’s England Trees Action Plan and funding from the Government’s Nature for Climate Fund.

Jo Roberts, Community Engagement Officer “We have been working closely with the property team at Beds Borough Council, who own the land, to get this scheme off the ground. The site sits close to the expanding village of Wootton, and will provide opportunities for local residents to enjoy this woodland on their doorstep. The new woodland is adjacent to Berry Wood, and will provide a valuable extension to it – helping to increase its resilience by providing a larger habitat for the flora and fauna within it. We’ll be managing this new woodland, and also taking on the management of the existing woodland, so that it all sits under one management plan.”

Please be aware that there is no parking on site so please make use of the regular free shuttle bus which will run from the Forest Centre in Marston Moretaine to the site throughout the day. The first bus will leave the Forest Centre at 11am; the last bus back will leave Wootton at 3pm.

Attendees should wear suitable warm clothing, including gloves and boots. Equipment such as spades and clout hammers will be provided on the day.

This event is suitable for all ages and free to attend. We hope to see you there!

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