Sidmouth Arboretum carried out a survey of the valley’s treescape in 2014, you can see a copy of the report on our website.

In 2014 there were about 400,000 trees in the valley but there have been major events in the world of trees over the last ten years and we will be carrying out a repeat survey next year to assess how the treescape has changed.  Would you like to be one of our volunteers tree counters?

We didn’t count all 400,000 trees, the survey involves a sample of 200 computer selected plots around the valley, each a 7m circle.  Groups of volunteers visit the plots and record any trees they find, some plots have no trees but they are still recorded.  All the collected data is then analysed for us by iTree and Treeconomics to tell the story of our treescape in numbers.

The volunteers get plenty of help to identify and measure the trees.  If you would like to be part of this interesting and important project, or even just interested to find out about it, then come along to the Amyatt Room in  Kennaway House on Wednesday morning 4th October at 10.30.  If you can’t make the meeting but are still interested please contact us on


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