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About Releaf Marlow

Releaf Marlow is a community trees project that aims to double Marlow’s tree canopy to 40%. It is run by Transition Town Marlow, and has been recognised by Marlow Town Council and Buckinghamshire Council as contributing towards local sustainability. The project aims to make Marlow a better place for people and wildlife, including through enhanced beauty and greater resilience to climate change.

Follow our activities on our Facebook page. To join our mailing list, get involved in our work or to talk to us about potential projects on your land, please email us at releaf@transitionmarlow.org.

The Free Family Trees Scheme

Releaf Marlow’s Free Family Trees Scheme returns for a second year in winter 2023/24, with an expanded range of native tree species on offer.

Complete the form below to request your trees. Bare-root saplings can be picked up or delivered from late autumn and through the winter. We have some potted trees available at other times of year.

Before completing the form, please read our species descriptions, which will help you choose suitable species for your garden. This scheme only covers the SL7 postcode area, together with Lane End and Hambleden villages.

Releaf Marlow’s projects

Releaf Marlow was launched in 2020 and has since worked with Marlow Town Council, Buckinghamshire Council and private landowners to plant trees every winter within and around Marlow. Following are some of our project highlights.

Our first project, in January 2021, involved creating a double avenue of trees either side of the open space between Marlow and Marlow Bottom. The photo at the top of this web page shows planting day.

In winter 2021/22, we accessed government funding via Buckinghamshire Council to plant a double hedge at Spade Oak Meadow, the main entrance to Spade Oak Nature Reserve, near Bourne End.

Hedge planting in January 2022

In winter 2022/23 we planted ornamental standards between fairways at Harleyford Golf Course, as well as rare native black poplar trees on fields at Lowgrounds Farm, also part of the Harleyford Estate.

Each summer, Releaf Marlow looks after young trees we have planted and, when practical, street trees in Marlow that have suffered damage or vandalism. We were especially busy in the heatwave of summer 2022. The picture shows the Ridgeway open space, where we planted an avenue of trees plus a small orchard in winter 2020/21.

Releaf Marlow needs funds to be able to plant and care for more trees. If you would like to support our efforts then please click the Donate button to access a card payment process.