Sponsor a Slice of Nature

  |  Published: Nov 26th 2016
Bottom Wood

People are being given the chance to sponsor an acre of precious Chilterns woodland or even a single tree as part of a new campaign to protect and preserve the countryside.

The conservation charity, the Chiltern Society, looks after a number of  woodland sites in the Chilterns, including ancient woodlands that are at least 400 years old. 

Now people can link their name, or the name of a loved one, to an acre of that woodland forever for a £1,000 donation. The donation includes the installation of plaque in the woodland to signify their sponsorship.  Alternatively, an individual tree can be sponsored for £20.

Vicky Blane, the society’s  Head of Marketing and Membership, said: “Our woodland faces many difficult challenges, ranging from disease to climate change, and if we are to preserve local woodland properly and encourage native wildlife it requires meticulous management and careful planning.

“We are giving people the opportunity to do this by sponsoring an acre of woodland, or a tree, at one of our sites.  It could be ancient woodland or newly planted woodland - it is a wonderful way to mark a special occasion, remember a special person or just celebrate your countryside.” 

The sites are Bottom Wood (photo attached), an ancient woodland near Stokenchurch; Captain’s Wood, an ancient woodland near Chesham; and Jubilee Wood, a newly planted site at Penn.

Ms Blane added: “Given that areas will only be dedicated once, this  is a very special opportunity for those who wish to invest in the preservation of their local countryside.”

You can find out more and fill out a sponsorship form via this link on the society’s website:

http://www.chilternsociety.org.uk/support-woodland

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