Hems Down

Tree Planting in Devon at Hems Down

Hems Down is a 4.5 acres or former agricultural land, on the outskirts of Totnes, Devon. It is being converted to a woodland, with a mixture of native broadleaf tree species, and a meadow.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

Hems Down has the River Hems running through it and also a public footpath (that goes over a small footbridge in the middle of the land). It is overlooked by Littlehempston church.

A mixture of woodland and meadow are being created in order to improve wildlife diversity and also to create a recreation area that is open to the public.

The new trees, dotted around the slopes, will soon grow out of the top of their protective, plastic shelters.

Photo Gallery

  • Hems Down  -  Devon  -  Newly Planted Trees  -  APR 2021
  • Hems Down  -  Devon  -  Newly Planted Trees In Shelters
  • Hems Down  -  Devon  -  Before Tree Planting 2020

Tree Species at Hems Down

Since 2021 EFORESTS has worked with the land owners and local volunteers to plant 1051 new native tree species.

The following tree species were planted on the site:

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

EFORESTS have been tree planting in Devon and many other regions since 2006. You can dedicate a tree to be planted in Devon or elsewhere in the UK on our Tree Dedication page.