Supported by Defra, the project will be carried out by the ‘Riverscapes’ Partnership comprising of experts from The Rivers Trust, National Trust, Woodland Trust and Beaver Trust, which will be on hand to provide expert assistance in the selected river catchment areas across England, ensuring there is pipeline of projects for riparian planting in future years.
To create these woodlands, farmers and landowners will be able to get advice and support from local land management advisers to apply for funding through the England Woodland Creation Offer grant, plus a simple carbon trading offer, which provides greater financial incentives for landowners and farmers to plant and manage trees along rivers, watercourses and wider catchments.
Are you a landowner looking to plant trees along water courses?
The Woodlands for Water agricultural advisors are on hand to provide expert assistance and advice for riparian tree planting projects. Many river catchments are eligible across the country; find out if you can support your local watercourse by planting trees.
West Country Rivers Trust
SW Devon/Cornwall - The Tamar and Fowey
NE Devon/Somerset catchments - Torridge and Taw
Norfolk Rivers Trust
Norfolk Catchments - Bure, Glaven, Stiffkey, Wensum, Heacham, Lark, Gaywood and Wissey
The Wye & Usk Foundation
Wye Catchment - Dore, Dulas and Lugg
West Cumbria Rivers Trust & Eden Rivers Trust
Cumbria Catchments - Derwent and Ullswater catchment areas including Petterill and Eamont sub-catchments
Severn Rivers Trust
Severn Catchment – Teme
This project has been delivered through the Nature for Climate funding from Defra. You can read more via their Put Down Roots campaign here.
Take a look at our Storymap which takes you through the vision and locations of the project.