Building on the amazing community spirit of our tree planting days in 2019/2020, we’re thrilled to finally be able to invite everyone in the community to join us for this planting day. Grab your spade and get involved in the final phase of tree planting at the Young People’s Forest.

Don't forget

If you have a spade, please bring it with you. We will have a small number of spades available which will be sanitised before and after use.

Please ensure you wrap up warm with sturdy footwear and bring gloves that you’re happy to get muddy. We will provide everyone with a Young People’s Forest hat. Festive (but warm) clothing – optional.

When and where

  • Date: Plant trees with us on Saturday 11 December. 10.00am – 12.00pm or 1.00pm – 3.00pm.
  • Price: Free, but donations to support the management of our woodlands are welcome.
  • Location: The Young People’s Forest, Heanor Road,Smalley, DE7 6DW. The Young People’s Forest at Mead is being planted on an extensive former open cast mining site near Heanor in Derbyshire.     
  • Dogs: Dogs are not encouraged. Any dogs present must be kept on leads. We ask that you pick up any mess they leave and take it with you. 
  • Access: This event is on unsurfaced and uneven ground meaning it is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Public Transport: The H1 bus stops just a 5-10 minutes gentle walk from where we’re planting, in Smalley.
  • Parking: Parking is extremely limited, so please share cars or arrange to be dropped off if public transport is not an option for you. The planting event is within a 30-minute walk from the car park at Shipley Country Park.

How to book

Booking is essential as places are limited. Booking is available through the following Eventbrite link: 

For further information email

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