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Green shoots: creating a legacy for Stroud


Stroud Valleys Project need your help to create a legacy for the town.

Staff and volunteers planted more than 8,000 trees, and miles of hedgerow during the last planting season. The charity is gearing up for another season of planting from December until March, but are urgently looking for land to plant. 

“Even a hectare would make a difference,” said SVP’s CEO Clare Mahdiyone. “Trees and hedgerow do so much hard graft, for us and for our landscape.

“They provide places for wildlife to live, countering habitat loss and boosting biodiversity; they shore up the ground to prevent soil erosion and reduce flooding; they capture carbon to reduce localised pollution and combat climate change and of course, they’re a beautiful sight for people to gaze upon for decades and even centuries.

“We’d love to hear from anyone who has a stretch of land within the district on which we can plant trees. We’ll come along with our cheerful and energetic volunteers, and transform your patch into a copse, a wood, or even a forest, with lovingly selected trees and plants that are perfect for the setting and for wildlife.” 

If you have land you can offer SVP, please call the office on 01453 753358 or email

Visit to find out more about the work SVP do across the district, from Kingswood to Painswick, and from Berkeley to Minchinhampton.

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