Releaf Marlow is a project to increase the number of trees in and around Marlow. It is run by Transition Town Marlow with the backing of Marlow Town Council. It is also recognised by Buckinghamshire Council as contributing towards local sustainability.
By increasing the number of urban trees, the project aims to make Marlow an even more pleasant place for people. It also aims to encourage wildlife and absorb air pollution. Furthermore, planting trees is also an important response to climate change because they take up carbon from the atmosphere and provide shade and cooling in summer.
Releaf Marlow is funded directly by TTM and is also grateful to the Marlow & District Wine Society and to the Shanly Foundation for charitable donations. Further funds were raised from fellow residents via Releaf’s first crowdfunding campaign in December 2020.
After a year of planning and fundraising, Releaf Marlow brought together volunteers to plant its first trees in January 2021.
In the 2021/2022 season, Releaf Marlow coordinated landowner nominations to participate in the government’s Local Authority Treescapes Fund (LATF) across an area from Medmenham to Flackwell Heath. This included 140 metres of new wildlife hedging at Spade Oak Nature Reserve.
If you want to be part of the volunteer effort to support Releaf, please get in touch. You can also donate to our cause using the interface below.