Team Challenge - 'Plant a Tree' - Wood of Cree

Tuesday 7 October 2008
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Corporate and employee volunteering
Wood of Cree

What to expect

Volunteers are required to help us carry out our ambitious tree-planting programme to re-establish the woodlands at this reserve during the winter months. In the coming year we aim to plant up to 43 ha of broadleaved trees. Help is also required seed gathering in the Autumn, as only local provenance native trees are planted.

Your group

Team Challenges are muddy and energetic, but that's all part of the fun! We will provide supervision and any tools or materials necessary to complete the task (unless obtaining them is part of the challenge!). No experience is necessary but you do need to be able to do physical work. Volunteers will need a packed lunch, plenty of drinking water, stout shoes, waterproofs and a change of clothes in case of bad weather, sun cream and hats if hot. A packed lunch will be required, but refreshments and light meals can be arranged at the nearby Creebridge House Hotel in Newton Stewart.

Support us

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The skills and time provided by corporate teams are incredibly valuable to the RSPB. Corporate work parties help us tackle jobs that would otherwise take our wardens days or even weeks to complete. Employee volunteering also helps us to build community links and valuable business support, and many of our business volunteers return to our reserves with family and friends after their volunteer experience. Some even join as members and become life-long supporters.

How you will help us

RSPB Team Challenge offers an unusual and cost-effective alternative to the myriad of outdoor 'corporate training' days now on offer. Your employees will join regular RSPB staff at one of the RSPB's top nature reserves and become 'Wardens' for a day - making a real contribution to wildlife conservation while working as a team and having fun.

How to apply


Kirsty Potter, SHQ, Fundraising & Communications
Tel: 0131 317 4100


SITE The Wood of Cree Nature Reserve, in Dumfries and Galloway, is the largest ancient oak woodland in South West Scotland. In springtime, the woodland is carpeted with bluebells, and alive with birds. It is an important refuge for a whole host of special woodland species, including redstarts, pied flycatchers and warblers. It is situated 4 miles north of Newton Stewart, just off the A75, about an hours drive from Dumfries. COST There is no fixed charge for Team Challenges, as we recognise that your help makes a direct impact on the management work of the reserve, however, in order to help with the administrative, supervision and delivery costs of the team challenge, we suggest a minimum donation of £50 per person. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CHALLENGE IS FOR READY-MADE TEAMS ONLY - usually groups of employees from companies and organisations.

Reference number 3817