Year four, and another year of tree planting with TCV and OVO Energy for the treemendous programme, I Dig Trees.
Last year, I Dig Trees enabled OVO and TCV to inspire and educate thousands of people about the benefits that planting trees would bring to their communities and communal green spaces... and planted a staggering 158,000 trees!
We are delighted to be running I Dig Trees for the fourth year during 2018/2019 planting season with OVO Energy on behalf of Greener Energy customers to deliver substantial benefits for communities across the UK. Read the report demonstrating our success from last year.
This fantastic partnership programme is a great opportunity for any community group or volunteer that would like to join in and feel good by either planting trees or nominating a local community group.
Throughout the bare-root planting season of 2018/19, we are aiming to plant even more trees – another 160,000+ trees in over 600 green spaces across the UK which will be achieved with approximately 37,000 hours of community volunteering for everyone to grow.
If you 'dig' trees, there are two ways in which to get involved:
All the tree varieties are native UK species and available in packs of 50, ready for delivery from November, through the tremendous support of OVO Energy these tree packs are available completely FREE of charge
Our tree packs are predetermined with varieties that best suit a particular growing environment and all are recommended UK varieties. All packs come with the option (see below) of 50 x spiral guards (60cm x 50mm dia.) and supporting cane (90cm 12/14lbs) and packaged in forestry co-extruded bags.
All our trees are supplied with a plastic spiral guard, these are to protect the trees from rabbits and perhaps strimming or mowing after they have been planted. TCV and OVO Energy are committed to managing the amount of plastic we use and raising awareness of the importance of using less plastic.
Before placing your order, please consider: Do you need the spiral guards? Perhaps you are planting in a fenced or protected area. Perhaps you know you do not have a localised problem with rabbits. If you do not require spiral guards, or only a part order, please indicate this on your order form.
|Pack 1. Parkland||10 x English Oak, 10 x Common Alder, 10 x Beech (common), 10 x Silver Birch and 10 x Hornbeam|
|Pack 2. Large Garden||10 x Downy Birch, 10 x Mountain Ash/Rowan, 10 x Aspen, 10 x Wild Cherry, and 10 x Field Maple|
|Pack 3. Small Garden||10 x Mountain Ash/Rowan, 10 x Bird Cherry, 10 x Hazel, 10 x Common Crab Apple and 10 x Grey Willow|
|Pack 4. Wildlife & Shrubs||10 x Blackthorn, 10 x Guelder Rose, 10 x Hawthorn, 10 x Common Dogwood and 10 x Goat Willow
(This pack contains some hedgerow varieties, but is not a pure hedgrow pack)
Whilst some species do vary a little from last season, all will be suitable for their pack location. These changes have had to be made simply because of availability.
(Please note, each order is limited to a maximum of 19 packs - 950 trees - in total)