Tree planting is a part of our One Planet Pledge where we committed to plant a tree for every bag of logs we sell. Working with individuals and community groups we can provide a range of native trees and shrubs to be planted and cared for until they are established. Over the last two years we have planted over 2,500 trees, and with our log sales at an all time high due to the energy crisis we have a lot more to be planted in 2023!
The trees come in packs of 15, and we can donate up to 300 trees per group or individual. If you or anyone you know would be interested in some free trees to plant please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The trees and shrubs we can provide are a mix of native species, chosen as they provide food and shelter for insects and wildlife:
Species on Offer
The trees we use are a mix of native species, chosen as they provide food and shelter for insects and wildlife:
- Walnut – the leaves are eaten by caterpillars and the nuts are a food source for mammals including mice and squirrels.
- Beech – Caterpillars feed on the leaves, and the seeds are eaten by mice, voles, squirrels and birds
- Hawthorn – the flowers provide food for insects, caterpillars, bees, and dormice. The haws are eaten by migratory birds as well as small mammals
- Alder – provides food for caterpillars and the catkins are used as a nectar source by bees. Seeds are eaten by birds such as siskin, redpoll and goldfinch. Alders are water lovers so we have donated 200 trees to the Friends of the River Tyne to be planted along the banks of the Tyne in Haddington to help prevent soil erosion.
- Silver Birch – have a light, open canopy which allows grasses, mosses, bluebells, and violets to grow below. The leaves are used as a food source for aphids and caterpillars, and the seeds are eaten by siskins, greenfinch, and redpolls.
- Oak – support more life than any other native species in the UK. Caterpillars feed on the flowers and leaf buds, squirrels, badgers and deer feed on acorns in the autumn, and the fallen leaves break down to a rich leaf mould that supports many invertebrates and fungi.
- Hazel – caterpillars eat the leaves of hazel trees and the hazelnuts are a food source for many species of birds, small mammals and people.
- Rowan – the flowers provide pollen and nectar for bees and other insects, while caterpillars feed on the leaves. The berries are an important food source for many birds including blackbirds, thrush, fieldfare, and redwing.