Most of our trees are planted in Charlotte’s Wood, in Somerset, where the habitat supports a high diversity of rare insects, otters, and declining bird species. With the Miyawaki method being used, the trees are planted at higher densities-growing ten times faster, absorbing more carbon, and establishing a woodland ecosystem more quickly.
Charlotte’s Wood became full, from the success of simply planting so many trees they could not fit any more on the site. Therefore, our latest trees will be planted in Swanstone Wood in Devon. Swanstone Wood is a former farm which was used for intensive dairy grazing, north of Dartmoor National Park. The soil is free draining, red, loam, and will be planted with a mix of native broadleaved trees.
Eloquent will be visiting the Devon site in February, to plant our trees and learn more about what Creating Tomorrow’s Forest does to help restore biodiversity throughout the UK.
Above images taken by Hannah Schweitzer, our Finance Controller. Click here to find out more information on our Meet the Team page.