2020 Trees Now Ordered!

We now ordered all of our 2020 tree packs from the Woodland Trust. We plant to plant these trees at the start of the planting season in November and December, weather and COVID permitting! We have identified a number of suitable planting sites for us to target in this early part of the planting window,

First year success

Trees for Derby was officially registered as a Charity in August 2019. We’re now nine months on with the first tree planting season under our belts and a fantastic 6,170 trees planted across multiple different sites in Derby. It’s been a sharp learning curve and we’re still finding ways to improve how we work and

May Tree Watch

It’s been a while since our last update on the latest tree news, a lot has changed since February. As many of you will know, we had a number of planting events lined up for the end of March which unfortunately had to be cancelled. So I want to start by saying a big thank

February Tree Watch

If you’re an avid runner you might be interested in Trees not Tees. Trees not Tees which formally launched as a charity in February this year aim to work with race organisers to give people the chance to opt out of race T-shirts in favour of planting a tree. To read more about them click

January Tree Watch

Emergency Tree Plan – The Woodland Trust published their Emergency Tree Plan in January which sets out recommendations for the government across the UK to: Look after the trees we have. Create new policies, capacity and funding for woods and trees. Take local authority action to identify land for trees and increase canopy cover. For

November Tree Watch

Read all about our first tree planting event, with 1,000 trees planted in less than 2 hours. A great success and fantastic turn out from the local community on what was a very grey drizzly morning. Thank you to everyone that made it down, Derby Parks and David for writing about it. https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/thousand-trees-planted-chaddesden-theres-3592040 With the

Lovely laburnum

Or, balancing nature with infrastructure This is a gorgeous laburnum tree which is covered in bees for a month or so each summer when it flowers (some sources say laburnum has no nectar- the bees seem to disagree) and each autumn when the ivy flowers. This year, blackbirds nesting in the ivy raised three broods-

Tree planting season: Hardwood cuttings and seeds

The leaves have started to fall, the trees are going dormant, we’ve got a few months where the weeds will grow more slowly than we can dig them up or cut them down, so it must be time for transplanting and propagating trees and woody shrubs. And also for chopping overgrown herbaceous plant clumps into

Roe Farm Trees Are Here!

We’re nearly ready for our first planting session on 23rd November: This is the Woodland Trust free community trees delivery- we have a delivery of another 300 trees on the way which have been kindly sponsored by Michael Clarkson. Together with the trees Derby Council Parks Department have already, we will be planting over 1000

The Community Orchard

By Alexander Johnston There is a community orchard in Kirk Langley, tucked away off the lane. It’s a hidden treasure trove of fruit and berries. It’s open to the public, and I think it’s really good because it has everything from cooking apples, pears, quinces and sloes in the autumn, to raspberries and elderflower in

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