Welcome to the Dorchester Trees initiative. Dorchester has a wonderful heritage of trees to explore, from the veteran Field Maple on West Walks, to commemorative trees in Borough Gardens and the recently planted Jubilee Wood on Holmead Field in Poundbury.
In May 2021, we will be organising “Trees Be Company”, Dorchester’s second Urban Tree Festival. Click here to explore our online programme of activities and events that will take place during the Festival.
This website is in the early stages of development but we hope it encourages you to actively explore the amazing variety of trees in and around Dorchester, either using one of the Tree Trails we are currently developing with the help of Dorchester Tourist Information Centre and Kingston Maurward College, or with the help of one of our online Tree Maps (also being developed).
We hope that tree planting (and aftercare) in and around Dorchester will become a big part of our activities over the coming years. It would be great to see Dorchester develop a community tree nursery where all generations could be involved in growing the trees that will be enjoyed around the town for years to come.