A nursery grows in Sherwood Forest
A community nursery is being developed in Sherwood Forest.
The Sherwood Forest Trust has partnered with Feel Good Gardens to set up the nursery.
The project is supported by Aviva Community Fund, which supports small charities with forward thinking ideas, and crowdfunding.
He aims to grow saplings for planting in the county, which will be grown from seeds found in Sherwood Forest.
The trust will hold seed hunts every year and Feel Good Gardens will maintain and grow them ready to plant.
Emma Leverseidge, Community Forests Officer, said: “We are planting the traditional native species of Sherwood Forest, such as oak, silver birch and rowan, but we need saplings grown from acorns, local berries and seeds. The introduction of young trees from outside the area or from abroad risks causing tree diseases and altering the genetic mix.
“With the help of Feel Good Gardens and the Aviva Community Fund, we can raise a new generation of trees from the Sherwood Forest to the heart of the old growth forest. “
Since 1995, the Sherwood Forest Trust, based in Edwinstowe, has been working with volunteers, schools and businesses on concrete projects to help the famous forest.
Patrick Candler, CEO of the trust, said: “With climate change being the biggest challenge on the planet right now, people are looking for simple and practical ways to help. Here’s a simple way to make a difference: Log on to our Sherwood Community Tree Nursery page and let us help you go green.
“Here in Major Oak County, we know that from small acorns, mighty oaks can grow.”