Longshaw's new nursery

hillsides, sapling trees in protective tubes, man standing to left

We’ve built a tree nursery at Longshaw to help us look after trees and woodlands in the wider Peak District.

“Our aims for the tree nursery are to diversify the woodlands of the White Peak to help tackle ash dieback, and to grow trees to restore wood pasture habitat at Longshaw." says Lead Longshaw ranger Rachel Bennett. "The saplings produced in the nursery will be planted out around Longshaw and the wider Peak District as part of our plan to look after the woods”.

Seeds are collected from native trees at Longshaw and planted into raised beds in the nursery. When the trees are big enough, they’ll be planted across Longshaw and elsewhere in the woodlands of the White Peak and the cloughs of the Dark Peak.

Are you brave enough to search for the boggarts?
Children playing on a tree by Burbage Brook at Longshaw, Derbyshire
Are you brave enough to search for the boggarts?

The nursery is on a track close to the cafe and car park and so is accessible for visitors. There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved through volunteering, Muck-In Days, school visits and letting us know what you think. For more information contact peakdistrict@nationaltrust.org.uk .