Trees for Health is a not for profit organisation based in South Devon, aiming to help foster healthy communities and healthy ecosystems by revitalising our use and knowledge of woodland.
Our aims include:
Humans have historically depended on plants for food, medicine, shelter and materials. Plants have also played a significant role in our mythologies, beliefs and religions so that our history is interwoven with their history. Trees in particular have been integral to our culture yet today we place far less importance on our connection with them.
How can trees and other woodland, hedgerow and ‘wild’ plants become important in a way that is relevant for our lives today?
TREES CAN HELP TO FOSTER
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES AND HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS!
Woodland is not only crucial for our health but can also be a focus for education, livelihood and recreation, thereby bringing local communities together. Ecologically trees are invaluable for our future and the future of the Earth. At one time Britain was a forested landscape but now fragmented woodland accounts for less than 12% of land area. Trees provide wildlife habitat, beautiful landscapes, improve air quality, prevent flooding and soil erosion and reduce the impact of climate change.
Discover Forest Foods
Trees for Health is currently developing a new project 'Discover Forest Foods'. Using agroforestry methods we are growing trees, shrubs, perennial plants and vegetables to provide food for the local area. Check out our activities page to get involved with an event.
Fergus Drennan, wild food forager, is planning a year of living on wild food! He is raising funds & awareness. Please see here for links:
We have for hire the following items:
- display boards
Contact us for rates & collection point in South Devon. A deposit must be made & full details of organisation provided.