We want to plant trees for woodfuel
Planting trees is a wonderful way of improving not only today’s environment but also providing woodfuel for the future. Funding for tree planting is available from various sources. However not all trees will thrive in all locations, future climate change needs to be taken into account, you will want to consider how to manage the trees in the future (for instance for woodfuel and coppice products as well as wildlife), and the ash dieback crisis has highlighted the importance of sourcing seedlings locally and from a reputable grower.
The Oxfordshire Community Woodfuel Programme does not directly support tree planting, but support is provided by David Rees, the manager of the Oxfordshire Woodland Project: tel. 01865 815427, David.Rees@oxfordshire.gov.uk.
- The Community Woodland Network provide lots of helpful advice on planting trees, including useful publications that give more detail
- The TCPA and Wildlife Trusts have prepared a good practice guidance for green infrastructure (which includes woodlands that have public access)
- The Forestry Commission The Big Tree Plant helps to fund community tree planting events. The next application deadline is 15 March 2013
- There are also other Forestry Commission grants for woodland improvement, management, creation, planning and regeneration.
- Oxfordshire County Council provides information on planting a community coppice