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The Big Eden Tree Plant needs you!

The BIG Eden Tree Plant, our campaign to plant 10,000 trees in the Eden catchment this winter has been such a roaring success that we’re coming back for more … and you can join in!

We’ve just added two more dates to the BIG Eden Tree Plant calendar, Thursday 24 January and Saturday 26 January – this time we’re in the Upper Eden at Wild Boar Fell near Kirkby Stephen.

So, if your New Year’s Resolution is to enjoy the great outdoors more – why not join us and help save rivers at the same time!

All ages are welcome and equipment (plus refreshments and cake) is provided.

See the Things to do page for information on how to sign up.

To date, over 50 volunteers have helped us plant more than 5,000 trees in Dockray and Thrimby – take a look at the fantastic work they’ve done below.

Eden Rivers Trust is working with The Woodland Trust, Natural England and the Forestry Commission to make the BIG Eden tree plant happen, and is generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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The BIG Eden Tree Plant at Dockray - November 2018

Eden Rivers Trust volunteers were joined by volunteers from the Highways Agency and students from Newton Rigg College.
Their mission for the day? To plant 5,000 trees before dusk. Their aim for the future? To slow the flow of water running off the steep fell and reduce the risk of flooding in the Ullswater valley.

Photos: Stuart Walker Photography 2018

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volunteers planting trees
volunteers planting trees
volunteers planting trees on the side of a fell

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