Wild About Trees 1Environmental charity Stroud Valleys Project is launching a new tree planting project this winter called ‘Wild About Trees’. The Stroud based charity wants to raise £10,000 from local people to plant 1,000 trees around the district.


Chief executive Clare Mahdiyone explained: “With climate change high on the agenda, people come to us wondering what they can practically do to contribute to the fight against carbon emissions. We have a track record for planting trees locally so we are launching an appeal so we could plant lots more.”


But tree planting comes at a cost, taking into account deciding where to plant trees, obtaining landowners permission, and being secure in the knowledge that they will be looked after, it costs at least £10 to plant each tree. The trees used by SVP are all native to the UK, locally sourced and are suitable for growing in Cotswold soil.

“We want as many people from the community to join in with us and either by donating funds or actively planting trees,” said Stella Parkes, chair of the Trustees.


Wild About Trees 2There are several ways to get involved. People can donate £10 towards planting a tree, individuals or a group can sign up to take part in planting by contacting SVP and will be kept informed of opportunities by email. If people manage or own a space that would make an excellent site for planting they should contact Clare Mahdiyone to discuss the options.

“Although this is a long term plan to support wildlife and clean the air we hope local people will join in. It would make a great Christmas gift for your family and the planet,” said Clare.

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107


Stroud Valleys Project

8 Threadneedle Street




Tel: 01453 753358

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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