Exeter Tree Planting

Devon Wildlife Trust is planting more than 1000 trees throughout Exeter to create more green spaces for residents and wildlife.

'Big Tree Plant' starts in Exeter

Concern is growing over the dieback disease which has been killing ash trees right across the country. But it hasn't deterred a community group in Exeter which is trying to improve its natural surroundings by planting new trees.

Ash may be off the menu but there's plenty more to choose from, as Bob Cruwys reports.

A thousand trees to be planted in Exeter

Volunteers helping to plant new trees in Exeter today. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Devon Wildlife Trust is planting more than 1000 trees in Exeter to create more green spaces for residents and wildlife.

It's a positive step for the region's trees following recent news that an outbreak of ash dieback disease has been found in Devon.

'The Big Tree Plant' started today with 200 trees being planted by the Sylvania Environment and Community Group, who are working with Devon Wildlife Trust.

Two hundred trees are being planted today as part of 'The Big Tree Plant'. Credit: ITV Westcountry

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More than 1000 trees to be planted in Exeter

Ash tree
An outbreak of ash diebeck was recently discovered in Devon. Credit: David Jones/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Devon Wildlife Trust is planting more than 1000 trees in Exeter to create more green spaces for residents and wildlife.

It's a positive step for the region's trees following recent news that an outbreak of ash dieback disease has been found in Devon.

'The Big Tree Plant' will start today with the Sylvania Environment and Community Group working with Devon Wildlife Trust to plant 200 trees.