Tree and Hedge Planting

Tree planting history:

In the winter of 2008/09 our first project was to plant 850 trees in Barton Farm Country Park, working closely with the Wiltshire Council Countryside Ranger. This huge undertaking involved around 300 people from the local community and all the local schools.

Since then we have:

  • In 2009: 20 people planted a 100 metre hedge and a few trees at Bearfield Recreation Ground;
  • In 2011: 15 people planted a 150 metre hedge at Holt Primary School;
  • In 2010: 12 people planted a 250 metre hedge at Avonleigh Organic Vineyard;
  • In  2010 & 2011: 10 people layed a hedge at Quoins Organic Vineyard;
  • In 2012:  9 people planted 9 fruit trees to create an orchard and carried out maintenance on previously planted hedging;
  • In 2012:  We cleared 625 sq. metres of ground at Avonleigh Organic Vineyard, ready for wildflower planting in spring 2013.

Tree planting aims:

  • Promote an awareness of the effect of climate change on biodiversity.
  • Improve the biodiversity within the Bradford on Avon Community Area.
  • Create a greater interest in biodiversity.
  • Raise awareness as to how trees, even young trees, can change the nature of the structure of the soil and help reduce the impact of heavy rainfall.
  • Involve as wide range of people as possible from the local community.
  • Encourage a greater interest in climate change.