Tree planting schemes
Large-scale planting in Buckinghamshire
We’ve committed to planting approximately 543,000 trees on council-owned land over the next 10 years. This work involves planting in parks and schools as well as planting in fields to create new woodlands.
Across the 2021 to 2022 and 2022 to 2023 planting seasons, we planted 150,860 trees.
For phase 1 of the project, we've produced the Woodland Creation Design Plans. These plans make sure the right tree is planted in the right place.
Billet Field Wood
Billet Field Wood on the edge of Black Park Country Park is the first wood we've created.
In February and March 2022 we planted 3,450 trees and shrubs across a space the size of 3 football fields.
Volunteers helped to plant the last 375 trees.
Bury Farm and Grange Farm Woods
We're currently planting:
- 14,300 trees and shrubs across a site of over 7 hectares at Bury Farm, Amersham
- 14,700 trees and shrubs across a site of nearly 7.2 hectares at Grange Farm, Hazlemere
We've selected tree species that are appropriate to the sites' chalky soils and are typically found in the local area and woodlands, including:
- wild service tree
- hazel tree
- crab apple tree
These choices will increase the chance of the trees surviving and create climate resilience for the existing ancient woodlands around the sites.
Tree planting at all locations has been supported by funding through the Forestry Commissions England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO).
Both sites will be accessible by 2025.
We're working with Forestry England to establish Wing Woods, a brand-new woodland just outside Wing in central Buckinghamshire.
132,000 trees will be planted across a 51-hectare plot of council-owned land (previously used as farmland) by the end of the 2023 to 2024 planting season. This will create:
- a green space for local people
- a valuable habitat for wildlife
- a sustainable source of timber
The trees planted will be a mix of species suited to the locality. Forestry England will complete the first planting phase by the end of April 2023.
The woods will also include:
- 5 new wildlife ponds
- accessible walking and cycling paths
- a community orchard
There will be access for the public throughout Wing Woods and paths will join up to existing public rights of way (PROWs).
As part of the final decision to create the new woodland, we held a public consultation in 2022. This involved national, regional and local stakeholders and formed part of the environmental impact assessment (EIA).
View the public consultation response, PDF, 670 KB