We aim to keep this page up to date with our latest planting activities 

Planting Season '23/'24

We're not going to keep this page updated over the planting season. Once this planting season is over, we're going to re-build this website from scratch - with a better donation portal and updated information.

If you would like updates on our tree planting then Dan Whiteman our chief tree planter keeps his own social media pages up to date: The Tree Planter


Carbon Counter Update

We've updated the counters on our webpages. Our trees in the UK have not grown as fast as we might expect, so we've taken the difficult decision to modify figures downward. The very warm summer last year meant trees put more effort into roots and survival than growth. The important thing is that the majority of our trees have survived and we're way above the 85% survival threshold we aim for, the trees will still grow big and strong, they'll just take a bit longer getting there.

The following pictures have been taken recently at our UK sites.

Bug Hotel Competition Update

Our bug hotel competition has now closed, there has been a slight delay in judging as we received some late entries and have also been waterproofing/reinforcing some of the hotels created by schools. We'll soon be taking all of the hotels over to Tool Connection in Southam where they will choose the winners. 

The competition will be judged on Wednesday 21st June

After judging, we will email everyone who entered a bug hotel letting them know how they did.

Thank you everyone that took part, we've received some great designs.


Completed: March 2023
Trees: 10,500 Map Link: Not avaliable yet
Document Link:

A bit about the project:
Our planting partner in Malawi is Ripple Africa. This season they planted 10,500 trees for our subscribers, including 4,500 fruit trees. The funds we raise help support 50 fruit tree community clubs, growing paw paw, guava, lemon, orange, tangerine, mango, avocado & tamarind. Each Community Club donates fruit tree seedlings to local schools and each school has an Environment Club where pupils can sign up to learn Agricultural skills and then have fun planting the seedlings out. They say it is great to see so many youngsters wanting to get involved, and they even go home and tell their parents so they can improve the way they grow or care of
existing fruit trees.

Bug Hotel Competition

We'll keep this page updated, more places to pick up entry forms, resources and to deliver your entries will be announced soon...

In England, we have planted over ten thousand trees at twenty sites over several counties. Our trees are mostly funded by companies and planted by volunteers wanting to do the right thing and help combat climate change.

We want our sites to be a haven for wildlife: we’re looking at wildflower planting, beehives and more. We’re giving you the opportunity to help…

Design and build a bug hotel for us to place at one of our sites to bolster our insect population.

Some interesting minibeast facts

Bee Populations have shrunk by a third in the Last 10 Years.
90% of UK bees are solitary and don’t live in hives.
We need bees to pollinate many of our flowers, fruits and vegetables.

Insects help break down and decompose organic matter.
Insects are an important part of the food chain, many birds, fish and mammals eat just insects.
They disperse fruit and seeds from plants.

Bug hotels help
They provide shelter from predators and a safe place to lay eggs and raise young.

We’ve got 3 prize categories:

Primary School
(Reception - Year 6)

First place £50
Second place £25
Third place £10

Secondary School
(Year 7 - 11)

First place £50
Second place £25
Third place £10

(6th Form - Eternity)

First place £50
Second place £25
Third place £10

There is also a prize for the best overall effort, so one lucky winner could receive £100 in total.

All entrants under the age of 17 will receive a small token of our appreciation. Please make sure you work safely and have at least one adult helping with your project.

These prizes have very kindly been donated by Laser Tools based in Southam

Laser Tools Website

The entry form can be access via this link or they will be available at the sites listed below.

Before submitting your entry, please contact us on for an entry number, this number needs to be entered on your entry form and also written somewhere on your bug hotel, so we can match the two together.

Prizes will only be available for homemade bug hotels, shop bought will only quality for a prize if they have been substantially modified, the judges decision is final. We’d love some shop bought bug hotels for our sites, they’ll just not quality for a prize.

Plesae don’t enter used bug hotels as we don’t want to risk the transfer parasites to our sites.

Only one entry per person. Prize winners will be notified within 1 week.

Entries will not be returned, they will be placed carefully at our sites, we’ll take photos and make sure you can find out where your hotel has been placed.

Design tips
Please keep your bug hotel less than 30cm in size (all directions)

Have an idea of what insects you are making a home for, you’ll need to tell us when you submit your entry.

Don't use plastic, use natural materials where possible, nothing that will rot in the next few years, if possible use chemical free materials.

Make a good, well-attached roof to keep it dry, we want these to last so please make sure it is weatherproof, we don’t want the damp to get in.

At most we'll be situating the hotels 1m from the ground.

Guidance links

Resources available
Cut bamboo canes and other resources will be available from various locations in Warwickshire
Resources are currently available here:

41 Manor Road, Harbury, CV33 9HY
Here there are some cut and sanded bits of cane, there are some random bits of wood, some larger canes, plus some heart/triangle shaped wooden structures which could be used as the main body of a hotel (these would probably need a coat of varnish on the outside to help waterproof them).

If you are an education establishment looking for your students to take part then please get in touch soon and we’ll put together some insightful information about UK biodiversity, tree planting, bug hotels etc.

Tell us about your bug hotel
When you hand in your bug hotel, please fill in the form provided. We need to know who has built it, their age, how much adult help was provided, a telephone number so we can get in touch if you’ve won, we’ll need to know if your bug hotel was created from scratch, we also need to know what bugs your hotel was designed for so we can position it correctly.

Where to take your bug hotel
Completed bug hotels should be delivered to one of these locations no later than Monday 5th June.
(We will update this with more locations)

41 Manor Road, Harbury, CV33 9HY - please leave on the table provided out front.

Our 10,000th UK Tree

On Saturday 4th March we planted our 10,000th UK tree. To some this may not feel like many trees, but to us this is a huge achievement. We spend a lot of time welcoming new customers, talking to them about their needs, building trust, making sure they are happy, then there is the actual planting itself, the organising, making sure everything is at the site on time, coordinating with the landowner, marking out and getting the trees into the ground.

This planting season, we've planted a lot more trees than customers have funded, this means for example that if a customer joins our scheme in April we can allocate them pre-planted trees and give them information/photos, rather than having to tell them their tree may not be planted until next year.

Thank you everyone for making this possible. Next target 25,000 trees...

Tree 10,000 a Wild Cherry tree is pictured below, the one with the cap on the cane.

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A Diary of a tree planter

This planting season our Managing Director Dan has been keeping a diary on facebook of his latest tree planting exploits, the diary also includes update from our international planters. So if you want more frequent updates on our tree planting then it is worth following his page:

The images below are from the diary of a tree planter page.


Completed: February 2023
Trees: 4,500 Map Link: Not avaliable yet
Document Link:

We should receive more photos and maps for this project soon.

A bit about the project:
Carried out in one of the most emblematic Andean mountain landscapes above the Sacred Valley of the Inca in Cusco, the Vilcanota Project covers 102,000 hectares where 21 indigenous communities are restoring their degraded and deforested communal lands with native Polylepis forests, primarily for increased water security. Launched by ECOAN in 2001, this project is the model and inspiration for the entire Acción Andina initiative, representing the most advanced community engagement and forest restoration program of Acción Andina. Every year, thousands of people from local indigenous communities gather to celebrate Queuña Raymi, a massive collaborative tree planting festival gathering up to 1000 people per day. Over the last decade, ECOAN’s Vilcanota project has become one of Peru’s most successful forest conservation projects.

Napton on the Hill

Completed: February 2023
Trees: 68 (Silver Birch, Alder, Crab Apple, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wild Cherry, Hornbeam, Oak, Downy Birch, Aspen, Lime, Rowan & Cherry Plum) Map Link:

We planted trees down the length of a road and along a newly planted hedge, we also planted various patches around the perimeter of the site.


Completed: February 2023
Trees: 500 (Lime, Rowan, Oak, Wild Cherry, Scots Pine, Hazel, Hornbeam, Downy Birch, Silver Birch) Map Link:

We've been planting trees at this site for a number of years, the latest planting takes the total up to 2,250 trees.
This planting was in the field to the East of the site, over the next few years we'll be planting 2,000 trees in this field (so 1,500 to go).

Mount Kenya

Completed: January 2023
Trees: 12,000 Map Link: Coming soon

Our planting partner in Kenya finished planting another 12,000 trees for us. These trees are grown in community nurseries, proving jobs to the local population.

We planted 8,000 trees as part of a re-forestry effort around Mount Kenya, restoring an area of trees that was illegally felled in the 1970's.

We also planted 4,000 trees to the South of Mount Kenya as part of an agro-forestry project. These trees prevent landslides and provide natual windbreaks, fruit for the local community & fodder (leaves) for their animals.


Completed: March 2022
Trees: 275 (Silver Birch, Alder, Crab Apple, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wild Cherry, Hornbeam, Downy Birch, Aspen, Lime, Rowan & Cherry Plum) Map Link:

We're planting trees to extend existing woodland, to replenish a copse of trees, along the edge of a field, around a pond and in an unused corner of a field.

Just outside of Southam

Completed: In progress
Trees: 550 so far (Silver Birch, Alder, Crab Apple, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wild Cherry, Hornbeam, Oak, Downy Birch, Aspen, Lime, Rowan & Cherry Plum) Map Link:

We're planting trees in corner of 2 fields, and in a long strip along the edge of another field.

Northamptonshire near Mawsley

Completed: In progress
Trees: 980 so far (Silver Birch, Alder, Crab Apple, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wild Cherry, Hornbeam, Downy Birch, Aspen, Lime, Rowan & Cherry Plum) Map Link:

We're planting trees in the middle of three fields here, leaving wide pathways around the edges and inbetween for easy of access and maintenance. Once finished we expect to have planted around a thousand trees.

Bishops Itchington Site 2

Completed: January 2023
Trees: 129 (Silver Birch, Alder, Crab Apple, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wild Cherry, Hornbeam, Oak, Downy Birch, Aspen, Lime) Map Link:

This was our first planting of the new year, we planted a great variety of trees. This site was just over the road from a site we planted the previous year, the local residents should start noticing more wildlife in the area as a result. The site also extends an existing wood.

Napton Fields

Completed: January 2023
Trees: 168 (Silver Birch, Alder, Crab Apple, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wild Cherry, Hornbeam, Oak, Hawthorn, Downy Birch, Aspen, Lime, Wild Cherry & Rowan) Map Link:

The landowner had already planted 400 trees here, some of which had perished. We first filled the gaps in the original planting, then we expanded the original planting by adding more trees around the edge. Finally in an adjecent field we planted in the corners and along one edge (which will give shade to sheep in the future). Local scouts use this area and will very much appreciate our work.

One of the pictures below is of one of our first ever Cherry Plum plants. Another of the pictures is of our MD Dan taken by a client when they met on site just before Christmas to plant some trees.

Kineton Village

Completed: December 2022
Trees: 55 Silver Birch, Rowan, Hazel, Wild Cherry, Oak, Hawthorn, Hornbeam, Downy Birch, Aspen, Lime Map Link:

Working with the local village we planted 55 trees around their recreation ground. We put cane protection buttons on the ends of the canes to give extra protection.

Deppers Bridge Farm

Completed: December 2022
Trees: 421 Silver Birch, Hornbeam, Wild Cherry, Hazel, Rowan, Black Poplar, Aspen, Downy Birch, Bird Cherry Map Link:

We had to strim the site before planting. We planted 310 trees in one large patch in the North East corner of the map, we then planted 111 more trees around the edges of the fields, along the drive and in a couple of patches in the southern field. Mostly we planted using 60cm bio-degradable guards and canes, but around the edges of the fields which are used for horses we used 1.2m guards and stakes.

Hopefully next season we'll return to plant some more trees.

We've planted over 2,000 trees this winter already.


Completed: December 2022
Trees: 504 Silver Birch, Hornbeam, Wild Cherry, Hazel, Rowan, Black Poplar, Aspen, Downy Birch, Bird Cherry, Scots Pine... Map Link:

We planted several large patches of trees, with the largest patch consisting of 280 trees in the North West corner of the map. Mostly we planted using 60cm bio-degradable guards and canes, we scattered some trees in the middle of the fields which are used for horses we used 1.2m guards and stakes for these.

For the largest patch of trees at this site, we prepared the holes and marked them with canes in advance. Then one Friday a volunteer team who usually work for the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust helped plant all 280 in one morning. It was great to have their help, we hope to work with them on a regular basis.

We also provided the land owner with 160 trees and accessories for a hedge at cost. We can't currently provide hedging under our scheme, but we can at least help reduce the cost for the landowner.

You'll notice we've started introducing Black Poplar into most sites. Black Poplar is a native broadleaf tree which is struggling, the uk population is diminishing rapidly, hopefully we can help reverse this.

Planting near the M40

Planted: October 2022
Trees: 600 more (Silver Birch, Oak, Hornbeam, Wild Cherry, Norway Spruce, Hazel, Scots Pine, Rowan) Map Link:

We've now planted over 1,400 trees at this site, most planted over the previous winter.
A total 14 species have been planted - Silver Birch, Oak, Hornbeam, Wild Cherry, Crab Apple, Hawthorn, Downy Birch, Scots Pine, Aspen, Dogwood, Grey Willow, Hazel, Norway Spruce & Rowan
We've put a huge amount of work into this site, not only planting the trees but clearing the scrub and keeping it short.
So far all of the trees at this site have been funded by just one client.

The first planting of the season

Planted: October 2022
Trees: 150 (Silver Birch, Hornbeam, Wild Cherry, Norway Spruce, Rowan, Oak, Scots Pine & Hazel) Map Link:

For our first planting of the season we planted 150 trees at this site. 120 of these trees were planted along a new embankment, 30 of these trees were planted in a line around another field on the site. These trees should provide shade for horses, act as a wind break and help boost wildlife in the local area.

The landowner has already planted bulbs and scattered grass seed, so by spring this embankment should really come to life.

A Royal Visitor - Oct 2022

We were amazed to hear that the Pole Pole Foundation our planting partner in the DR Congo received a Royal visit last week from Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Words from the Pole Pole Foundation...

Sophie visited the DRC, along with Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, to show support for survivors of sexual violence and to raise awareness of its impact in areas which have suffered conflict. She was delighted to visit the Pole Pole Foundation on behalf of her nephew, Prince William, the Prince of Wales, and his Earthshot Prize initiative. She enjoyed hearing about our Women’s Empowerment Program and all the wonderful work that our ladies do, including running our flagship project; our tree planting project. And she planted this little sapling to commemorate her visit. We sent her home with gifts for herself, her daughter, and for Prince William’s daughter, Princess Charlotte - all of which had been made by the POPOF ladies.

She gracefully accepted her Congolese name of UMOJA Mama Louise. In the DR Congo, you are known by the name of your eldest child.
UMOJA is Swahili for UNITY, so very fitting that Sophie Wessex should be given such a name. When John Kahekwa met Prince William last year, he gladly accepted his Congolese name of MKUU Papa George. MKUU means PRINCE in Swahili. Prince William even signed a letter he wrote to us. 

UK Construction Week

During the first week of October we attended UK Construction Week at the National Exhibition Centre. We were given a stand at the exhibition in exchange for providing 1,500 trees to green up their new Net Zero area and for planting 1,000 trees on their behalf to help mitigate the exhibition.

Since we first started OblongTrees we've been approached by huge companies interested in our services, however, they are unable to use our service as it stands because they need certified carbon. Most SME companies who use our services don't need certified carbon, so we initially didn’t plan to go down that route.

At UK Construction Week we launched projects that do create certified carbon, projects where the emphasis is on biodiversity and wildlife - so mostly planting native broadleaf trees, encouraging wildflowers in the interim whilst trees grow and giving space to local beekeepers for hives. Trying to create sought after UK carbon units, while at the same time helping biodiversity/wildlife as much as possible. These projects will be entirely funded by companies that require certified carbon; there will be no crossover with our tree planting projects that do not produce certified carbon.

The week went extremely well, we spent a lot of time talking with lots of different people, each related in some way to the UK construction industry. We’ve made some great contacts and we’re continuing those conversations in the hopes of getting our first few carbon unit projects off the ground soon.

New pages will soon be available on our website, giving details of our certified Woodland Carbon Unit (WCU) projects.

UK first tree delivery Winter 2022

We've just received a delivery of our first batch of trees for Winter 2022.

These 1,500 trees will be on display at the UK Construction Week exhibition as part of their Net Zero area.
We have a stand at the exhibition and are looking forward to some great conversations with construction companies about tree planting and their Net Zero goals.

After the event we'll be planting these trees in Warwickshire, we'll update this page with information & pictures of the planted trees.

These trees were supplied by Cheviot Trees our primary tree supplier for the UK

Kenya September 2022

Our planting partner in Kenya - Mount Kenya Environmental Conservation have been growing 12,000 trees in their nursery for us.

8,000 of the trees will be planted as part of a reforestation effort around Mound Kenya.
4,000 of the trees will be planted around farms to help the local communities.

The trees planted around farms, will provide a natural wind shield, their leaves will provide fodder for their animals, their fruit will provide food for the community. There are plenty more benefits including jobs within the community too.

The pictures below were taken recently of some of the trees growing in their nursery.

UK August 2022

Apologies for being a little slow on updates this summer, we had to prioritise looking after our UK trees, watering them on rotation over and over. We are hopefully through the worst of the dry spell with plenty of rain forecast for next week. Our aim has always been for at least 85% of our trees to survive, we're still in the high 97%+ survival rates which is excellent - our efforts watering trees have paid off. Other UK planters have lost up to 80% of their trees, so we feel very proud to have got through the drought so well. We'll look to replace trees we lost, we retain a small buffer of funds we can use to achieve this.

A big thank you goes out to the land owners and volunteers who helped with watering, you helped take the pressure off, without you we would have lost more.

The pictures below were taken this week whilst watering some of our trees near Napton on the Hill - Warwickshire.

Updates on our international planting will follow soon...

Australia July 2022

Our Australian tree planting partner 15 Trees have planted another 700 trees for us.

Web link: Map Link:

These trees were planted at Brisbane ranges Victoria

Native tree species included River-red gum, Yellow gum, Manna gum, Sweet Bursaria, Wirilda and Lightwood. All trees were sourced from local indigenous nursery at Western Plains Flora and planted by volunteers from the Koala Clancy Foundation at Balliang, VIC. (-37.86, 144.27)

This self-funded foundation is working with landowners and councils to provide connecting habitat corridors for their local wild koala populations. During the course of this planting season (April – September) they hope to plant out 20,000 native trees. With 700 trees coming from Oblong Trees, they have been able to fence off and plant out an entire section of land at Balliang, just to the west of Melbourne.

At the Koala Clancy Foundation, koalas are their top priority and to properly care for one species, they have to care for the entire ecosystem. When they plant trees for koalas, they are also providing habitat for local bird species such as Speckled Warbler, Diamond Firetail, Brown Treecreeper and Jacky Winter.

Tree Videos

We took some video footage of some of our UK sites recently. Map Link:

The video shared below was taken at one of our sites; the site had been left untouched for several years and just contained very tall grass. We spent 20+ hours preparing & strimming the site (we don't have a large mower). Because of the time we put in cutting back the grass wild flowers have had a chance to grow and the place is buzzing with life.

We’ve planted over 800 trees here so far, we’ll be planting around 500 more this winter. Eventually the land owner will have a site with many types of native trees, and a smaller more manageable clear area for grass & wild flowers. As our trees take over the blossom, fruit & nuts from the various types of tree should keep the site buzzing for decades to come.

We’d love to grow wild flowers at all of our sites whilst our trees grow, it makes sense to create meadows like this whilst the trees grow and even leave patches just for wild flowers forever more.

Kenya July 2022

We've currently got 12,000 trees being grown in community nurseries in Kenya. Map Link:
Document Link:

8,000 of these trees will be planted as part of a reforestation project around Mount Kenya
4,000 of these trees will be planted on farms as part of an agroforestry project

This project is a really big help to the local community, key factors:
Improved soil, biodiversity, fruit, fodder, shelter and employment.

UK tree update

We've been out and about taking care of our UK trees, we had a reasonable amount of rain during May so we've been watering less. We've already strimmed around one set of trees as the grass was growing at an unbelievable rate, with thick growth of well over 1m in places. We like to leave areas wild where we can but these trees needed some help. We're already planning for next winter, talking to land owners, lining up sites. We'd ideally like to plant over 10,000 trees in the UK this winter, but it all depends on the funding we can gather together. We've still got over 1,000 unallocated UK trees from last winter. These are trees we've planted in advance of anyone paying us, in an effort to get ahead of demand and a difference earlier. When a land owner offers up space for trees we don't like to turn them down. We'd ideally like all of the trees from last winter funded before we start planting again in November.

The picures below are from a site visit on 16th June, the place was buzzing with insects it was amazing to see the area so full of colour & life.

Keeping track of your trees

We feel it's important to give back to our clients, we'd love to take them to visit all of their actual trees, but we can't.
The cost and carbon footprint of doing this would be massive.

We've come up with a partial solution, a small step towards keeping better track of trees. We are giving each of our clients their own page on our website, this page gives a breakdown of their trees by country/type and also gives the age of their trees. We've also added an estimate of carbon sequestered to each page, this is based various sources of information we've used to plot a curve of tree growth over the years. We've tried to be conservative with our estimate, it takes into account that despite our best efforts not all trees will survive to the age of 40 and that surviving trees will sequester 0.7 tonnes of CO2 over 40 years.

TRS Worldwide, one of our clients, has kindly given us permission to use their page as an example:

Our plan is to build on these pages, eventually adding links and other information - giving our clients a way to quickly check on the progress of their trees and easily access information around the planting of their trees and how they are also helping communities, wildlife, existing rainforests etc.

We're rolling these pages out slowly, we hope to have given all clients the link to their page within weeks.

We've also been very busy watering our UK trees, below are some of the pictures we've taken recently...


Planted: Late 2021 to March 2022
Trees: 4,500
Map: contained within the report
Project Brochure:

We're planting in indonesia via OneTreePlanted. We are just about to instruct them to plant another 3,000 trees in the area.

This project will be a long-term solution to achieve a conservation area based on local communities around the forest. Only with this method will the level of conflict between wildlife and the community be reduced because both parties experience positive impact and value from this project. In our reforestation forest, the 12 types of seedlings planted increase biodiversity, restore balance to deforested areas, provide food and habitat for wildlife,
and alternative revenue stream for villagers.

This project is expanding the principles and practices of conservation by developing the villages around the perimeters of the protected areas to offer environmentally friendly economic alternatives to working in palm oil or coal mining. To achieve this, jobs were provided in forest and land restoration to the local community. These alternatives have been successful in turning destroyers of the forest into guardians and stewards instead.


Planted: December 2021 - March 2022
Trees: 2,000 Map Link:
Virtual Tour of Site:
Project Brochure:

This was a pilot planting with Promise the Pod, we'd donated to them via a third party before but this time went direct.

The Steigerwald Reconnection Project is a collaborative project to reconfigure the existing Columbia River levee system to reduce flood risk, reconnect 965 acres of Columbia River floodplain, and increase recreation opportunities at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The Virtual tour gives a lot more information, and also filmed in such a way that you can see 360 degrees around the camera by moving your mouse. Our trees were planted as part of the riparian plantings.

Harbury Village Recreation Ground

Planted: March 2022
Trees: 95 (Silver Birch, Hornbeam, Wild Cherry, Hawthorn, Downy Birch, Dogwood, Grey Willow) Map Link:

Our first community planting, working with Harbury Parish Council, Harbury Scout Group & other volunteers. We spent a glorious morning planting around the recreation ground. Our helpers worked very hard and we'd soon planted & watered 95 trees, we also used cane toppers to help protect anyone using the area from harm.

Warwickshire - near M40 phase 2

Planted: March 2022
Trees: 400 (Silver Birch, Oak, Hornbeam, Wild Cherry, Crab Apple, Hawthorn, Downy Birch, Scots Pine, Aspen, Dogwood, Grey Willow, Hazel) Map Link:

We planted 400 more trees (total now 800) on private land near the M40 Gaydon Junction.
We've put a lot of work into this site, not only planting the trees but clearing the scrub ready.
All of these trees were planted for just one client.

Deppers Bridge

Planted: March 2022
Trees: 350 Map Link:

Varieties planted:
50 Silver Birch, 50 Hornbeam, 50 Wild Cherry, 50 Aspen, 50 Hazel, 50 Downy Birch, 50 Grey Willow

We had to take special care on this land because of farm animals, we used 1.3m stakes and 1.2m tree guards to help safeguard the trees. With making up the tree guards, hammering in the stakes, carefully putting the tree in the guard and attaching it to the stake it took 3 times as longer to plant a tree than usual (cane & bio-degradable guard). We planted long strips of trees in several areas.

Warwickshire - Near Napton

Planted: March 2022
Trees: 800 Map Link:

Varieties planted:
110 Silver Birch, 110 Hornbeam, 95 English Oak, 95 Wild Cherry, 70 Aspen, 100 Hazel, 50 Crab Apple, 40 Dogwood, 40 Hawthorn, 10 Scots Pine, 45 Downy Birch, 40 Grey Willow

This was a great project, on a fairly exposed plot, we saw plenty of wildlife including a barn owl and a kite - we hope our trees provide homes for many more animals. We hope to be back next year to plant more.

UK - Near Bishops Itchington

Planted: March 2022
Trees: 400 Map Link:

Varieties planted:
40 Silver Birch, 40 Hornbeam, 40 English Oak, 40 Wild Cherry, 40 Aspen, 50 Hazel, 20 Crab Apple, 15 Dogwood, 15 Hawthorn, 30 Scots Pine, 50 Downy Birch, 20 Grey Willow

The landowner wanted minimum disturbance to the existing terrain so we didn't clear the scrub and planted carefully in the area.
We planted a really good mix here, the Hazel in particular were much larger than expected and arrived in individual pots.

UK Planting Cost

To aid transparency we thought we'd share a breakdown on our costs for UK planting. The table below shows the direct tree planting costs to plant a Hornbeam.

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The table does not include costs for admin, travel, labour, advertising, payment processing fees, and our re-planting buffer. We charge £4 for UK tree planting.

You can see we barely cover costs. Our plan is to roll out UK wide using teams of volunteers.

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The pie chart above shows the breakdown of a £4 donation when planting a Hornbeam. The remainder segment shows what we have left over to cover all of the other costs, including the travel & labour cost to plant the tree.


Planted: January 2022
Trees: 5,000 (4,500 agroforestry & 500 fruit trees) Map Link: To follow
Document Link:

5,000 Trees planted by Ripple Africa:

Ripple Africa were one of our first planting partners, they plant trees in Malawi to aid communities, farmers and help protect existing forests.

We support their agroforestry project and also their fruit tree initiative. 

Fruit Trees:
Ripple work with schools and community groups to plant fruit trees. Chiomba Community Group have raised 1,500 fruit trees this year of which we have funded 500. They have grown papaya, lemon, avocado, tangerine, orange and guava.

Thandazga Community Group are made up of 28 farmers. As a group they work together to save time and so more people benefit. This is their first year raising seedlings together and they have planted 4,000 trees for us. Our other 500 trees were planted in the Doroba Area, see the report link above for more details.


Planted: November 2021 - January 2022
Trees: 6,000 (4,000 reforestation & 2,000 agroforestry) Map Link: - Reforesation Link, Agroforestry polygons to follow.
Document Link:

6,000 Trees planted by Mount Kenya Environmental Conservation:

The Mount Kenya Region is one of the most significant reserves of remaining forestland in Kenya. Mount Kenya forest over the past years has experienced massive deforestation starting from early 1970s up to late 1990s leading to loss of 30% of its forest cover. The degradation and loss of this cover is a major problem impacting ecological stability and livelihood and has attributed to loss of major biodiversity species and ecosystem function. MKEC our planting partner are working to reverse this damage, so far they've planted over 500,000 trees restoring deforested areas.

MKEC also work with local farms and communities.This involves application of various agro forestry techniques with local farmers to enable them manage their farms sustainably through planting beneficial Agro forestry trees which fix nitrogen in the soil, creation of woodlots, live fences, terrace and contours windbreaks, fruit and fodder leaves. So far they've been responsible for over 1.2 million trees planted in the local area.

So far in total MKEC have planted ~25,000 trees for OblongTrees.

Peru - Quellccanca

Planted: December 2021
Trees: 2,000 (Trees are varieties of Polylepis) Map Link: Not available yet
Document Link: GFG_OblongTreesReport.pdf

2,000 Trees planted by Global Forest Gen:

This was our first/pilot planting with Global Forest Gen. We'll be receiving more photos soon, along with coordinates/mapping polygons showing where our trees were planted.

This project aims to protect and restore one million hectares of high Andean, native forest ecosystems in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela over the next 25 years.

High Andean forest restoration helps increase water security, provides new incomes, boosts community health, and counteracts cultural loss.

Australia - Somers Koala Habitat

Planted: December 2021
Trees: 800 (Trees include - Broad-leaf and Narrow-leaf peppermint, messmate, stringy-bark and river-red gum) Map Link:
Planter Link:

800 Trees supporting the local koala population, here’s a few reasons why this project is so important:

Recent research from Deakin University suggests that the koala population has been negatively impacted by the highly fragmented nature of habitat on the Mornington Peninsula.

By providing a wildlife corridor biolink it will allow animals including koalas to move safely, to reach vital food resources and help maintain viable populations.

Without this, koala populations will inevitably continue to decline, become isolated and may face local extinction.

Warwickshire - near Napton

Planted: December 2021
Trees: 245 (Crab Apple, Hawthorn, Silver Birch, Hornbeam) Map Link:

We planted a corridor of 170 trees alongside the road and added 75 trees to the perimeter of the field. We will return to this site to plant more.

Warwickshire - Near M40

Planted: December 2021
Trees: 435 (Silver Birch, Oak, Hornbeam, Wild Cherry, Crab Apple, Hawthorn) Map Link:

We planted 435 trees on private land near the M40 - we'll be planting more here very soon

Warwickshire - Priors Hardwick

Planted: November 2021
Trees: 343 (Common Beech, Silver Birch, Oak, Hornbeam, Wild Cherry) Map Link:

We planted 343 trees on private land in Priors Hardwick.

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