Zone 9 Cycling Project

Woodland Trust tree planting scheme

Sustainable Chesham received our first delivery of 300 trees (approx 60cm whips) from the Woodland Trust in November which were all planted in the local area. We will be repeating the application for more trees later in 2021 so will be looking for more people/places who would like some.  Ideally we would like them in public places again and we are in discussions with local schools and the council to work out how they can be used as a community asset, however we are also looking for individuals to take some to plant in their gardens.

Please contact us If you are interested in taking a tree/some trees with your preference for number and type of tree (See below).

If you have contacts at schools or other public places please do ask if they would like some.

They are 60cm whips (so not too big and relatively easy to plant) and whoever takes them will need to plant and maintain them. They need to be planted over November/December 2021 and into January 2022. We do have a contact for advice if needed.

The trees are likely to be the same as last year which were:

Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Rowan, Silver birch, Hazel, Common oak, Dogwood, Wild cherry, Crab Apple, Dog rose

We can’t guarantee everyone will get what they ask for, but hopefully everyone interested will get something.

More trees in Chesham and surrounding villages has to be a good thing.

The list below gives you some idea of what to expect from each specimen when fully grown.

Dog rose  1.5 mtrs in height, pink/white flowers, multi stem with thorns.

Blackthorn  6-7 mtrs in height, white flowers, sloes later in the year.

Dogwood  10 mtrs in height, usually seen as a shrub, with red stems in Winter.

Crab apple  10 mtrs in height, white flowers and small fruits later.

Hazel  10 mtrs in height, nuts produced later in the year.

Hawthorn  15 mtrs in height, white flowers in May.

Rowan  15 metres in height, delicate leaves turning red in Autumn, red berries.

Silver Birch  30 mtrs in height, silvery, small leaves giving dappled shade.

Wild Cherry  30 mtrs in height, fruits produced early in the season.

Common Oak  20-40 mtrs in height.