Rushmere Country Park About Map Facilities Find us Walks and trails Learning activities News Events Bookings Weddings Support What's on News Tree Planting near Rushmere Main Entrance Tree planting near the Main Entrance of Rushmere Country Park took place in mid February. We were hoping to hold a community tree planting event for the prepared area close to our main entrance on Linslade Road, but unfortunately, due to current Covid-19 restrictions, we were unable to do this on this occasion. We will, however, involve the local community in our future planting projects. Our team planted 800 trees in total - we selected 11 native tree species which have a benefit to the environment and support biodiversity. Trees which colonised the land after the last Ice Age and before the UK was disconnected from mainland Europe are classed as native. Here's a list of species and totals - further information on each species can be found here: Pedunculate Oak – 280 trees Silver Birch – 80 trees Aspen – 80 trees Common Alder – 80 trees Rowan – 40 trees Holly – 40 trees Guelder Rose – 40 trees Alder Buckthorn – 40 trees Dogwood – 40 trees Goat Willow – 40 trees The image shows generic tree planting - not at Rushmere Country Park.