Stump Up For Trees – A Recap of the Year

Stump Up For Trees – A Recap of the Year

With your help, we have supported  “Stump Up For Trees” for a year, funding the planting of 600+ trees and their maintenance for 12 years!

Stump Up For Trees: Recap Of The Year Bryn Awr Tree Planting Billboard

“Stump up for Trees,” is an amazingly ambitious community-based charity, focused on woodland creation & enhancing biodiversity in the Brecon Beacons and South East Wales. The ambition is to plant a million trees in the area over the coming years using innovative public-private funding initiatives. Their hardy crew, along with an ever-expanding team of volunteers, have planted at sites across the Brecon Beacons including the Olchon Valley and the Rhiangoll Valley. The total number of trees planted so far is an incredible 250,000 and they plan to put another 30,000+ trees in the ground before the end of this winter’s planting season. Watch this video to find out about more them here.


Click here to read about the Pilot Plant project on Bry Arw of the first 100,000 trees on a low hillside very close to where we live…. and just to quantify the amazing job Stump Up are doing, take a look at the lengths they go to spread awareness! This jaw-dropping billboard was mown using a hand-pushed cutting machine by one man (our neighbour)!

We are very happy to be supporting such an amazing cause, but we know we can do a lot more – there’s a long way to go to the 1 million tree ambition!


Adding £2 to your order to plant a tree will more than offset the carbon footprint of your parcel

 It costs, on average, £4 to plant and maintain one tree for 12 years in this area (£5 with fencing). BMS will match fund each £2 contribution made by you, to tend a tree to a self-sustaining age & stage.  Add £2 to your order here.

So far, with your help, we have raised funds to plant more than 600 trees – please let’s try to double this in 2024? 

As a family, we are committed to planting a thousand trees as a measure to offset unavoidable food miles, plastic and energy use at BMS.  Our plan is to plant up the top ends of our 3 small fields with mixed hardwoods including plenty of Chestnut, which can be managed by coppicing in the future.  Also, to replenish our wonderful ancient hedgerows creating wider, thicker and more effective wildlife corridors.

Find out more…

Keith Powell & his family, who have pioneered this project, featured in Ben Fogle’s “New Lives in the Wild.” In his programme you will witness the passion that lies behind this fabulous charity based in the beautiful Black Mountains. 

Countryfile Podcast  

Filming with Kate Humble