In 2019 the first trees were planted which contributed to a new initiative by Cornwall County Council to increase the tree cover in Cornwall by 2%. The ‘Forest for Cornwall‘ aims to add 8000 hectares of new trees across Cornwall by 2030.
Tincombe Park was chosen as the first location and over 100 trees were added to the valley in December 2019. Please see the visitor map for a rough idea as to the whereabouts of these trees at Tincombe Park.
Cornwall councillors Edwina Hannaford, Cabinet Member for climate change and neighbourhoods, and Rob Nolan, Cabinet Member for environment and public protection led the planting.
Helpers included residents, volunteers, schoolchildren, Saltash Town Council, the Woodland Trust, Cormac, Cornwall Council staff and a host of other partner organisations and charities.