Resources and Links

Since 2020, The Woodland Trust has partnered with Llais y Goedwig’s Dewis Gwyllt project to deliver the CommuniTree Project, which continues this year (2022) with support from The People’s Postcode Lottery. CommuniTree has supported:

In-depth surveys to ascertain interest, experience and resources within community and private woodlands in Wales. We currently have a database of almost 100 small scale nursery practitioners with different areas of expertise and experience who share information/skills and progress via events and workshops


The development of resources on seed collection and storage, legal obligations that relate to Forest Reproductive Materials (FRM) and developing small scale tree nurseries. We have created detailed resources on:


The resources will be complimented in late spring 2022 by quick- guides:

  • Why collect tree seed?
  • How to collect tree seed
  • Selling tree seed
  • Growing trees for your local area

And an amazing poster with identification and collecting information on some of the most common tree seeds in the UK. Download a PDF of the poster here


Seed collection days with Community Woodlands and volunteer groups. Even over two winters where activity was curtailed by the pandemic, the resources developed via Communitree supported 12 volunteer tree seed collection days.


Training and knowledge sharing events to develop skills and networking opportunities amongst proactive groups, individuals and organisations. Three seed collection and storing workshops in Autumn 2021 have been complimented by Tree Nursery development workshops and skill shares in Spring 2022 at establishes and fledgling nurseries across Wales (report pending). We also ran a walking workshop with a professional seed collector to pass on first-hand experience of the dos and don’ts of seed collection for a commercial nursery.  Further work is underway on support for registering seed stands.


The partnership, along with Snowdonia National Park Authority also developed and submitted a successful Forest Industries Recovery Scheme (FIRS) application to provide equipment to 11 start up and develop Community, Social enterprise and small-scale commercial nurseries.


Plans for 2022/23 include developing the training aspects of the project to add in more targeted training for those wishing to start up and develop small scale tree nurseries, including biosecurity and further work on seed stand registration, providing support for collaborative working on a regional basis – on seed collecting, growing and selling.

We also plan to add value and start to build a sound informational backdrop and resources for the emerging network of nurseries by undertaking a mapping exercise (initially in part/one region of Wales) to identify and assess tree stands suitable for seed collecting with view to increasing the database of registered seed stands suitable for expanding and maintaining the woodlands of Wales.





Birch tapping and producing birch syrup:

For more information on the following please use this link: Birch tapping and making birch syrup

  • Why tap birch?
  • How to tap birch
  • How to make birch syrup

And watch our short film: 

Tapio bedw a wneud surop bedw  

I gael mwy o wybodaeth am y canlynol, defnyddiwch y  ddolen yma: Tapio bedw a wneud surop bedw

  • Pam tapio bedw? 
  • Sut i dapio bedw
  • Sut i wneud surop bedw

Ac edrychwch ar ein ffilm fer:



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