Planting 500 trees at Pembrokeshire Natural Burial Ground

16th January 2024#other#pembrokeshire
Planting 500 trees at Pembrokeshire Natural Burial Ground

Rhi Leedam

Managing Director

This February, we are hosting a tree-planting event at our Pembrokeshire natural burial ground. Thanks to the MOREwoods scheme by the Woodland Trust, we have the opportunity to transform a depleted pasture into a wildlife haven.

We’re inviting volunteers to come along on the 10th and 11th of February (11am-3pm) and help us plant 500 new trees. It is going to be a family-friendly and dog-friendly weekend. We’re looking forward to working with the community, creating brand-new deciduous woodland and a positive legacy for the area. All tools will be provided, but if you have a shovel, spade or gardening gloves, please bring them along.

One of the fantastic things about planting a woodland is that people will be able to see it grow over the decades and take satisfaction in their role in helping nature to thrive in their neighbourhood.

In addition to tree planting, there will be a nature hunt and other wildlife-related activities for children. Alongside this, refreshments, including cake, biscuits and hot and cold drinks, will be provided.

The new woodland will create a home for a wide range of wildlife, including birds such as Nuthatches, Treecreepers and Goldcrests.

To register interest in volunteering during the tree planting days on February 10 or 11, please contact Sarah Wickham via 07780 764715 or

About the MOREwoods Scheme

Trees boost productivity, resilience and the health of the environment. There is no need for trade-offs in food production. If you’re looking to plant trees on your land, our MOREwoods scheme can provide the trees, funding and expert advice you need to achieve your goals.

MOREwoods is designed to create new habitats for wildlife across the UK. Eligible projects must plant:

  • at least 0.5 hectares of new woodland and
  • 1000-1600 trees per hectare.

The Woodland Trust can visit your site, help design your woodland, create a bespoke species mix, supply the agreed trees and tree protection, and cover up to 75% of costs.

For more information about the scheme, head to the Woodland Trust’s MOREwoods page.