What does the Trust do?

The Trust has a programme of activities throughout the year.snowdrops300

In the months from April to October we arrange visits to arboreta or estates with interesting and unusual trees, some of which are not open to the general public.

For the current programme of visits please click here or see the Programme page.

From November to March we lay on speakers covering all aspects of trees such as our ancient trees, unusual exotic trees, tree diseases in the UK, how to identify trees and where did they come from? One of the meetings is devoted to the Annual Meeting but this is followed by slides of trees or a quiz.

These meetings currently take place at St Peter's Church Hall, Monknmoor, on the second Tuesday of each month and begin at 7.30pm. On payment of a small fee the meetings are open to visitors. Our annual lecture in October or November is currently held in The Barnes Theatre, Shrewsbury School. (see Programme page).

During the winter months we also arrange plantings which may involve establishing new woods, extending the Trust’s Corporate wood in Telford, planting standard trees for special purposes and conservation projects such as preventing soil erosion along the river Clun or preventing flooding by planting hedges.

Our Corporate Woodland is located at SJ640125. Leaving Wellington on the Admaston Road it is on the right hand side just before it becomes Wellington Road and just after Donnerville Close.   There is no official parking area but parking is allowed at the road side.   It is an area open to the public and well used by dog walkers.