Volunteers planting trees

Good news from our Woodhouse Washlands nature reserve for National Tree Week!

As part of the River Restoration Project, our volunteers have just planted 200 native tree whips across the site. These trees will be so important for the reserve – As they grow, they will provide food and shelter for breeding birds, stabilise the riverbanks to protect against erosion, and will also help the resilience of the river against climate change. This is because, as we get hotter summer temperatures, shading of watercourses will become increasingly important, as warmer water temperatures can have adverse impacts on the sensitive biochemistry and ecology of our rivers. It’s been hard graft, but what an achievement – brilliant work!

Thank you so much to our amazing volunteers and members who make all this possible and allow nature and wildlife to thrive!

To read more about our Woodhouse Washlands reserve, click here