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LukeEverittcrop2Luke Everitt is the Woodland Trusts Woodland Creation Advisor for the South East. He is responsible for creating native woodland across the region working with landowners big and small who have room to plant trees on their land. The Woodland Trust aims to double native woodland cover in the UK by 2050. The woodland creation team are working hard all over the UK to try and achieve this. Luke joined the Woodland Trust in 2011, and before that he worked for the Forestry Commission creating community woodlands in the Thames Chase Community Forest. If you would like to find out more about how the Woodland Trust could help you plant trees visit their website  -(link to http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/planting-woodland/Pages/default.aspx).

A suggested species list for the Rye Meadows project is as follows:-

·         Oak

·         Ash

·         Alder

·         Willow

·         Hazel

·         Silver Birch

·         Hawthorn

·         Field Rose

·         Dog Wood