Black poplar planting
Date: 02 Dec 2017
Location: Stonebridge Wild River Reserve, Marlborough
Organiser: Anna Forbes
Local young people will be planting Black poplar trees at Stonebridge. Black poplars are the most endangered native timber tree in Britain (according to the Forestry Commission) and yet one of the least known. . These trees are found where conditions are damp, in our case on a floodplain along the banks of the River Kennet, nationally they are now isolated and scarce, particularly the female. In favourable conditions Black poplars can exceed 200 years old. 
So we are looking forward to working with teenagers to plant these trees as part of our long-term management of the water meadow. 
If you are a teen who would like to help email