The Big Twyford Tree Planting Project 2020

by Rebecca Howard in Twyford, England, United Kingdom

£1,764

raised of £2,000 target
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by March 5th 2020 at 8:00am

Together with Twyford Parish Council's support , we would like your help to plant a new woodland on Stanlake Meadow...

by Rebecca Howard in Twyford, England, United Kingdom

The Big Twyford Tree Planting Project 

Our idea...

The idea for this project started after feeling disillusioned by all the negative news about our environment. We decided that feeling bad about it wasn't helping anyone so why not do something constructive about it?  

Our idea is to re-wild the area of Stanlake meadow which borders the copse at the far end of the playing fields. Its a large area which at present is empty grassland. We would like to involve as many members of our community as possible as its the Twyford residents who will benefit from the project.

What can you do to help?

We will be asking individuals and families from Twyford and the surrounding area to pledge an amount of money to buy the native trees we need to repopulate the space we have available. Pledges start at £5 to help establish our wild flower area and go up to £60 which involves buying a tree and having your very own dedication.

The Big Planting day

All money we receive for this project will be used to buy trees to be planted this November 2020. Our aim is to hold a Planting day on 28th November this year, in which anyone who has bought a tree or in fact anyone who is passionate about the woodland is invited to join us in Stanlake Meadow for a Big Twyford planting session. 

The Future of the Stanlake Copse

It goes without saying that this project will just be the start for the newly replanted Stanlake Copse. It is our hope that we can build on our ideas of 2020 year on year and create a place where children and adults alike can come and enjoy the outdoors for generations to come.

Supported by Twyford Parish Council 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£60 or more

15 of 50 claimed

Buy a tree plus a dedication

With £60 not only will we be able to buy a beautiful 6ft sapling ready for you to plant but we can also make a personalized dedication which can be hung on your tree when its planted. Dedication example This tree was planted by the Howard Family Nov 2020 Dedications will take the form of a stainless steel plate which can be engraved with your message.

£5 or more

Wildflower seeds

With £5 we can buy wildflower seeds to be sown in Stanlake Meadow. This is a great way to encourage bees and butterflies to the area.

£15 or more

Buy a small sapling

With £15 we can buy a smaller sapling ( between 15-60cm tall). We will focus on species which are great for supporting wildlife such as Hawthorn, Rowan, and Blackthorn. You will be able to come down on the big planting day and plant this in Stanlake meadow. Even a small sapling can grow to be a mighty tree, it 'll just need a few more years to mature!

£50 or more

6 of 10 claimed

Buy an Oak tree

For £50 we can buy a 4ft young native sapling , which is more likely to survive it's first winter. Although Oaks are slow growing they offer a huge benefit to local wildlife. Just one oak can support more than 1,000 other species! English Oak is native to the area so by buying an Oak tree you would be planting for future generations to enjoy. You will get the opportunity to come down to the new woodland site and plant it yourself !

£50 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Buy Field Maple tree

For £50 we can buy a 6ft young native sapling , which is more likely to survive it's first winter. This Maple ( Acer Campestre ) is native to England and produces glorious coloured leaves of red and orange in the autumn. You will get the opportunity to come down to the new woodland site and plant it yourself !

£50 or more

Buy a Silver Birch

For £50 we can buy a 6ft young native birch tree. Birches provide striking winter colour in the woodland. Its fine branches and leaves allow sunlight to reach through the canopy down to the forest floor where other smaller species are then able to grow. You will get the opportunity to come down to the new woodland site and plant it yourself on our big planting day in November.

£50 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Buy a Hornbeam tree

For £50 we can buy a 6ft young native sapling , which is more likely to survive it's first winter. Hornbeam has small shiny leaves which turn yellow in the autumn. Its dense foliage makes the perfect nestling ground for small birds and would be a great asset to our woodland. You will get the opportunity to come down to the new woodland site and plant it yourself !

Let's make 'The Big Twyford Tree Planting Project 2020' happen

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