Over 50% of the world's population lives in urban areas and this will rise to over 68% by 2050, according to the UN. So, the role of the countryside will become increasingly important. To support this, we have planted 500 trees, all native species, as a small wood and a sustainable edible agroforest within it. The agroforest uses the principles of species diversity, no/low chemicals and working with nature to develop a wood that will produce fruits, nuts, hops, herbs, natural dyes and coppiced firewood. When you visit us, you're welcome to walk around and see how this field is transforming into a diverse, self-sustaining woodland.
It's going to be a while until these trees are big enough to hug. However we have some huge oaks that are waiting for you!