From seed or cutting to the satisfaction of planting a tree in the ground, it takes far more than one person to plant a tree. So how can anyone really claim to have planted one, let alone hundred or a thousand?
It is of course possible to collect your own seed and nurture a seedling right through to a mature tree. However, for many tree planting is a beautiful example of the culmination of many hands’ work.
The counter on my website tracks the number of trees I have been involved with planting, and a full log is detailed below. Yet I could not have achieved this without willing landowners, tree nurseries and sales people, delivery people, breeders and researchers, generous funders, fencing producers and suppliers, local community volunteers, contractors and countless other hands.
To plant a tree is not an individual act but a collective one.
We plant trees and we do so for the benefit of all beings.
Tree planting log – last updated 28th July 2022
|Location & Agroforestry Type
|Number of trees
|Buckinghamshire / 0.25 acre Forest Garden
|Oxfordshire / Silvoarable & silvopasture Alleys
|Oxfordshire / Silvohorticulture Alleys
|Oxfordshire / Optimised Shelterbelts (OSB)
|Oxfordshire / Hybrid Willow & Popular Alleys
|Shropshire / Silvopasture fruit tree Alleys
|Northamptonshire / Silvoarable Walnut Alleys