Making Sherwood Forest Green Again

Photo: Volunteers celebrate a successful day's tree planting with the Sherwood Forest Trust

The Sherwood Forest Trust, a small charity based in Edwinstowe (Nottinghamshire), has been working for over 26 years getting local people 'hands on' with nature and heritage. Last month, Volunteer Engagement Officer, Katie Doull, found local people were keen to do something practical to counter climate change.

'We put out a call to local schools, businesses and groups,' says Katie, whose post at the charity was funded by the Government's 'Green Recovery' scheme. 'The response was fantastic. Overall, nearly a hundred volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help out at our winter tree planting sessions.'
With the permission and support of Forestry England, who manage the site, over 1000 native British oaks were planted at Strawberry Hill near Mansfield – an area which once formed part of the historic Royal Hunting Forest of Sherwood.