Time & Location
About The Event
We are delighted to announce our next tree planting event Treefest 2020 will be held at:
The Barton, Barton Lane, Shillingford Abbot, Exeter EX2 9QQ but parking at West Town Farm, Ide EX2 9TG
on Saturday 1st February 2020 – 10am to Midnight
We will plant 750 metres of native hedgerow and 1.5 hectares of new woodland
The celebration afterwards will be held at the adjoining West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter EX2 9TG
Throughout the day, whilst we are planting, there will be shelter, tea, cake and warm soup in the barn with tree planters yoga, hedgedress making, woodland art and activities, singing and general merriment. We will set up a ‘Forest in a Box’ tree nursery and plant 1,000 seeds for woodlands of the future. As evening falls, a tractor and trailer ride will take us to the top of the hill to party at West Town Farm. Here, planters will be greeted by our cheery Tree Huggers’ Arms bar serving mulled cider to warm us up, with interesting talks and storytelling. Delicious home made food will be available before we dance the night away to bands and a DJ.
Because it is February, we are not recommending camping overnight. However, if you need to stay, there will be limited space for vans to park and some ‘bunkhouse’ accommodation available in a barn heated by a woodburner. You need to bring your own roll mat, sleeping bag and earplugs if you are a light sleeper! Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so you need to book this as soon as possible when you book your tickets.
Youth (12-17) £10
Under 12s Free
If you would like to come but the cost is prohibitive, please contact us as we may have donated tickets available. Also, see below for volunteering opportunities.
Your ticket price includes:
Tree planting @ The Barton 10am-4pm
Home made soup and a roll at lunchtime
Evening celebration at West Town Farm
A bar, tea and cakes and a delicious home made evening meal will be available to purchase throughout the day.
Tickets available through Golden Giving https://www.goldengiving.com/event/Treefest-2020
Please bring warm clothing and waterproofs
Cash for the bar, teak cakes and your evening meal
Volunteering Opportunities – Get in for Free! Because we have a whopping 6,500 trees to plant we are aiming to devote Friday 31st January to planting the hedge. We are looking to recruit 50 Tree Champions, each prepared to plant 100 trees that day. On Saturday the Tree Champions will act as mentors to inexperienced tree planters and guide them in planting the woodland.
Are you a Tree Champion? We are looking for 50 special volunteers to help us plant 5,000 trees on Friday You need to be: A keen, and preferably experienced, tree planter Available on site (near Exeter) from 9am-4pm on Friday 31st January Prepared to work outside all day - whatever the weather! (there will be shelter for meal times) Able to plant around 80-100 trees on the day – that’s 15-20 per hour! Willing to show/help inexperienced planters how to plant trees on Saturday 1st February Passionate about doing a good job so that our new hedgerow and woodland have the best chance to thrive!
In return you will get: Free entry to Treefest on Saturday 1st February Free delicious home made food and cakey treats throughout Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday Bunkhouse accommodation if you would like it overnight (bring your own roll mat and sleeping bag) The chance to hang out with another 49 tree lovers!
The satisfaction of knowing that you have done something great for the planet and your community Our eternal gratitude! If you are interested in being a Tree Champion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and experience. Places are limited so contact us as soon as you can!