Replanting Churston Woods

by Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust in Brixham, Devon, England

Replanting Churston Woods

To replant and regenerate Churston Woods (Torbay) following essential felling to control disease.

by Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust in Brixham, Devon, England

We did it
On 12th January 2018 we successfully raised £745 with 30 supporters in 42 days

Earlier this year, under direction of the Forestry Commission and with agreement from Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust, Torbay Council felled a large quantity of trees at Churston Woods in Torbay in order to prevent the spread of disease. All the larch and most of the sweet chestnut trees in the wood had to be felled. This was devastating for Torbay and, particularly the local community who regularly walk through and enjoy the tranquil natural oasis offered by the woods. The felling ripped the heart out of the woods and we need your help to fill the void, so the woodland can regenerate.

As managers of Churston Woods, Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust is keen to start the restoration this winter. Our plan is to replant the cleared areas of the woods with suitable native trees (including oak, beech and field maple) and shrubs, which together with managed natural regeneration, will enable this ancient semi-natural woodland to regenerate.

The total cost of the replanting is estimated to be approximately £21,000, which includes a 5 year maintenance plan. With initial grant funding of £10,000 from the Forestry Commission and £6,000 from Torbay Council, raised from the proceeds of the felling, there is likely to be shortfall of £5,000. This is our target. All the money donated will help us ensure that we have the best chance of re-establishing a healthy and beautiful woodland.

We are excited about this project and the opportunities for supporters (including schools and community groups) to get physically involved with the replanting. We will organise open community planting sessions for donors and are offering to run organised (team-building) replanting sessions in return for larger donations by groups or businesses.

We very much welcome any assistance offered by the community to help us promote and raise funds for this worthwhile project. Please encourage your family and friends to donate to this worthy cause. Every donation makes a difference and helps us close the funding gap.

As a local independent charity, Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust depends upon donations, public and private grants, the support of our members, and a small army of volunteers, friends groups and fundraising events and activities to help us look after the natural heritage of Torbay.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

2 of 150 claimed

A SPECIAL PERSONALISED THANK YOU.

You will receive a personal thank you card from the Trust's Director for your support and contribution!

£25 or more

4 of 10 claimed

PERSONAL THANK YOU AND CERTIFICATE

We will send you a personalised Trust thank you card signed by the Trust's Director and a display certificate to verify that you supported the replanting of Churston Woods.

£50 or more

1 of 5 claimed

4 MONTHS FREE TRUST MEMBERSHIP!

Receive 4 months membership to Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust (adult, individual). Enjoy lots of lovely benefits including FREE parking at Trust car parks, discounts at specified cafes, early-bird offers and advanced notice on forthcoming Trust events and activities. Plus a signed thank you card and certificate!

£100 or more

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8 MONTHS FREE TRUST MEMBERSHIP!

Receive 8 months free membership to Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust (adult, individual). Enjoy lots of lovely benefits including FREE parking (for one car) at Trust car parks, discounts at specified cafes, early-bird offers and advanced notice on forthcoming Trust events and activities. Plus a signed thank you card and certificate!

£250 or more

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JOIN A REPLANTING DAY FOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM!

A wonderful team building, tree planting day plus public acknowledgement through local press, social media and a photocall with the Trust's Director! We will also award you with 5 one year individual adult Trust memberships too for you to distribute to deserving members of your team!

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

JOIN A REPLANTING DAY FOR YOU & YOUR BIGGER TEAM!

A REPLANTING DAY FOR A BIGGER TEAM! A BIG Thank You Package suitable for community groups, schools and local businesses, includes a wonderful team planting day, public acknowledgement through local press and social media, a photocall with the Trust's Director AND 10 lovely individual adult Trust memberships that offer a range of benefits and discounts!


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