Releaf Marlow Logo

Free Family TreesAbout Releaf MarlowWinter 22/23 planting plan

New for 2022/2023: the Free Family Trees Scheme

Anyone with a garden can help increase the number of trees in Marlow. Through our new scheme, Releaf Marlow is helping residents to get planting by offering a variety of native species suitable for residents to plant at home.

Complete the form below to request your trees. Bare-root saplings will be available to be picked up from a central Marlow location from mid-January 2023.

Before completing the form below, please read our species descriptions, which will help you choose species that are suitable for your garden.

About Releaf Marlow

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.

Hedge planting in January 2022

During 2022, our volunteers responded to drought and heatwave by watering the street trees we planted in winter 2020/21 to keep them alive.

Winter 2022/2023 planting plan

In winter 2022/23, we will be tree planting again, using further government funding obtained by Buckinghamshire Council. New sites for this winter include Harleyford Golf Course, Low Grounds Farm, Spade Oak nature reserve and farmland at Bovingdon Green.

If you want to be part of the volunteer effort or make a donation to Releaf, please get in touch.