The Birch Tree Project is a local tree planting initiative. Surplus trees from Ashdown Forest are lifted (bare root) and transplanted or ‘tree-located’. Usually the trees would be cut down to help maintain Ashdown’s much needed heathland habitat. By lifting and planting them elsewhere trees are saved and continue to grow with all the amazing benefits that brings to us and the wildlife that depend on them.
Trees can be picked up locally in Shoreham. There is a suggested donation amount of £5-£25 depending on the size of the tree (This amount covers costs and any profits are reinvested in the project).
The project will be running until the end of February 2022, with some Birch trees (and a limited number of Scots Pines!!) still available if you are looking for a last minute gift for Christmas.
If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A lovely video about the Beautiful Birch tree: Birch tree lore