CareMoor Woods & Trees Appeal 2021/2

We need your help to create a brand new Exmoor woodland called Bye Wood, near Winsford.

It is part of the biggest woodland creation project to have taken place in the National Park in the past 15 years and forms part of our commitment to increase tree cover on Exmoor from around 13.5% to at least 17% by 2050 - the amount recommended by the UK government’s independent Climate Change Committee. 

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At Bye Wood, our vision is to create a unique and sustainable woodland in 2021/2 using only the best environmentally-friendly practices.

At Bye Wood, with your help, we will:

  • Plant 13,000 trees over 12 hectares
  • Be plastic free - using only fully recyclable, reusable, and compostable materials
  • Use only locally sourced wood with no chemical treatments
  • Favour sustainable methods using organic and physical methods in preference to chemicals
  • Use careful structural planting to support tree growth and resilience to the pressures of a changing climate
  • Create community areas to connect people with nature and inspire them to care for it
  • Nurture wildlife habitats


The artist's impression above was kindly painted for us by Leo Davey from Minehead. He visited the Bye Wood site with us and based upon the information provided, painted an image of how the woodland might look in years to come. The original framed artwork will be raffled at the Lanacre Barn exhibition 


Make a Donation and Exmoor Charitable Trust will double the value of your donation!

Donate online and every £1 you give will be worth £2. Exmoor Charitable Trust (formerly known as Exmoor Trust) has pledged to support the appeal by matching each £1 donated (up to a maximum of £5,000). So for every £1 you donate, we’ll get £2 to help us plant more trees and create new woodlands on Exmoor.

Donate today to help us create Bye Wood - the first step in our CareMoor Woods & Trees appeal. Donations to this appeal will support tree planting and woodland creation schemes on Exmoor. 


Three ways you can help us plant more trees

1. Volunteer

Join our team of volunteers helping us collect and grow tree seeds on Exmoor or get involved with our new tree nursery.

Sign up to our woodlands newsletter for details or come to our tree nursery drop in event at our depot in Exford on 23rd October (10:00 - 16:00).

2.  Come to our tree planting weekend

Come to our tree planting weekend on 6 & 7 November 2021 and help us begin planting Bye Wood. Sign up here.

3. Dedicate a Tree

You may like to dedicate a tree at Bye Wood to mark a special occasion or in memory of someone special. There are two dedication options both featuring a high quality A5 sized card with the above artist's impression of Bye Wood and a CareMoor Certificate of Dedication:


Art Exhibition at Lanacre Barn Gallery The Arborealists: Exploring Exmoor Trees and Woodlands 13th - 28th November 2021

Local artist and gallery owner Jo Minoprio is hosting a 16-day art exhibition in aid of the CareMoor appeal. Lanacre Barn Gallery, near Withypool will be exhibiting around 60 works by the Arborealists, a group of internationally acclaimed artists who share a passion for trees. The works on display will explore Exmoor’s most important woodlands throughout the seasons. More details at or email the gallery at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The original framed artwork (pictured above)  by Leo Davey will be raffled at the exhibition. You can only buy tickets at the event. The winning ticket will be picked at the end of the exhibition.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for any further details about the appeal. Bye Wood is the first step in our CareMoor Woods & Trees appeal.  Donations to this appeal will support tree planting and woodland creation schemes on Exmoor.

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