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Woods & Trees Appeal - Bye Wood

CareMoor Woods & Trees Appeal 2022

Bye Wood Painting

CareMoor Woods & Trees Appeal 2022

Three ways you can help us plant more trees on Exmoor:

1. Donate to the Appeal

Use this link to donate online and select CareMoor Woods & Trees (Bye Wood) appeal from the drop down menu. If you prefer you can donate by other methods-read here. Donations to this appeal will support tree planting and woodland creation schemes on Exmoor.

3. Dedicate a Tree

You may like to dedicate a tree at Bye Wood to mark a special occasion or in memory of someone special. There are two dedication options both featuring a high quality A5 sized card with the above artist's impression of Bye Wood and a CareMoor Certificate of Dedication:

3.  Help with Tree Planting at Bye Wood and Volunteering

Members of public are invited to volunteer to join us planting trees at Bye Wood from 10am to 3pm on 19th February 2022.   More details and Sign up using this link - or email any queries to getinvolved@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

You can also join our team of volunteers helping us collect and grow tree seeds on Exmoor or get involved with our new Tree Nursery. Sign up to our woodlands newsletter for details or email  getinvolved@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Please email caremoor@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk for any further details about the CareMoor appeal. Bye Wood is the first step in our wider CareMoor Woods & Trees appeal.  100% of donations to this appeal will support tree planting and woodland creation schemes on Exmoor.

More information about Bye Wood - the first step in our appeal

Bye Wood is part of the biggest woodland creation project to have taken place in the National Park in the past 15 years and forms part of our commitment to increase tree cover on Exmoor from around 13.5% to at least 17% by 2050 - the amount recommended by the UK government’s independent Climate Change Committee. Bye Wood is the first step in our wider CareMoor Woods & Trees appeal. 100% of donations to this appeal will support tree planting and woodland creation schemes on Exmoor.

At Bye Wood, planting started in late 2021 to create a unique and sustainable woodland using only the best environmentally-friendly practices. At Bye Wood, we will:

*Plant 13,000 trees over 12 hectares
*Be plastic free - using only fully recyclable, reusable, and compostable materials
*Use only locally sourced wood with no chemical treatments
*Favour sustainable methods using organic and physical methods in preference to chemicals
*Use careful structural planting to support tree growth and resilience to the pressures of a changing climate
*Create community areas to connect people with nature and inspire them to care for it
*Nurture wildlife habitats

Read our latest press release (Nov 2021) here to find out more about this exciting planting and woodland creation project.

Donation from Exmoor Charitable Trust

Our thanks to Exmoor Charitable Trust (formerly known as Exmoor Trust) who pledged at the start of our appeal to support us by matching each £1 donated (up to a maximum of £5,000) and this has now been reached. Susan May - Chairman of Exmoor Charitable Trust said "We are delighted to be supporting this important new woodland on Exmoor and are very pleased that it is going to be part of the Queen's Green Canopy project.  Having visited the site it is obvious that it will play an important part in the fight against climate change as well as providing a valuable environment for wildlife, plus the enjoyment and education of future generations."

Art Exhibition at Lanacre Barn Gallery raises £2600 (Nov 2021)

Local artist and gallery owner Jo Minoprio hosted a 16-day art exhibition in aid of the CareMoor Woods & Trees appeal in November 2021. Lanacre Barn Gallery, near Withypool exhibited around 60 works by the Arborealists, a group of internationally acclaimed artists who share a passion for trees. The works on display explored Exmoor’s most important woodlands throughout the seasons. More details at www.moorlandart.com or email the gallery at jodown@fhsinternet.com  We're very grateful to gallery owner Jo and the Arborealists for their generous support. The artist's impression above was kindly painted for us by Leo Davey from Minehead. www.leodavey.com He visited the Bye Wood site with us and based upon the information provided, painted an image of how the woodland might look in years to come. The original framed artwork was raffled at the Lanacre Barn exhibition.