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Hannahs and Moor Trees launch new project at Seale-Hayne


Hannahs has launched an extensive tree planting project in conjunction with Moor Trees. The first tree was planted on Howton Down, the hill above Seale-Hayne yesterday. Over the next three winters volunteers from Moor Trees and Hannahs will be planting 13,000 native trees on 14 hectares of land, including over 4,000 oaks.

Moor Trees plant natural native woodland and are always looking for landowners who are keen to provide parcels of land where they want to create a legacy for the future. Hannahs recognised that this would be an excellent opportunity to start the process of improving the hill top for wildlife and future access.

Graham Burton from Moor Trees said “Moor Trees has been planting native woodland around Dartmoor and South Devon for almost 15 years. This project is easily the biggest and most exciting, with the chance to help Hannahs create a fantastic landscape for learning on the outskirts of Newton Abbot”.

Bronwen Hewitt, Chief Executive for the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, said: “This is a truly inspiring project for the Trust and something that will leave a lasting legacy for the local community for generations to come. In the future it will provide a wonderful place to visit and the walk through the new woodland will be rewarded with fantastic views from the top of the hill. Living in such a beautiful part of the country we have a responsibility to protect and where possible enhance it and I am delighted that we have been able to work with Moor Trees to do just that”.

Tree planting will take place every Sunday until the end of March. Volunteers with tree planting experience are welcome to join. If you are interested please contact Graham Burton at graham@moortrees.org. There will also be an introductory day on tree planting for families and anyone interested on Wednesday 19th February. For more information please call 01626 325800. Numbers at any one time are limited so there might be a short wait. All volunteers will need to bring a spade and wellies if possible.