Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, working with the Woodland Trust, is planning for tree replanting at Churston Woods, after a significant number of Larch and Sweet Chestnut trees, showing signs of disease, were felled earlier this year.
We have secured some funding from the Forestry Commission, and Torbay Council has also offered to contribute. However, we need to raise a further £5,000. 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.
UPDATE: 15th January 2018
Through our Crowdfunder page we were thrilled to raise £745. We are now £17,245 closer to our target (includes contributions from Forestry Commission and Torbay Council).
Although we haven't reached this target yet we are still planning to go ahead with replanting the woods. Part of the initial target was to fund contractors to carry out tree planting and maintenance which we can no longer afford to do. We will now be looking to the community to help us with planting. So if you would like to help with planting please do contact us via this email link.
We would of course be delighted to continue to recieve donations. All donations are welcome no matter how small or large. Please click on the link below to donate.
Anyone wishing to fundraise on behalf of this project please do get in touch as we would love to have a chat with you. Contact us: [email protected]