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Get involved with the
Lockdown Woods Project

Join 'Friends of the Lockdown Woods'

Would you like to care for Lockdown Woods, tending our new baby trees? Our 'Friends of  Lockdown Woods' groups meet monthly for a couple of hours, mainly checking sapling health, replacing canes, watering, weeding or litter picking depending on what is required. It is a great sociable way to meet like-minded people and watch our saplings change and grow.

Friends of Lockdown Woods groups meet on the 1st and 2nd Sunday of each month, at 10am, in Goldwell Park, Barn Crescent or Stroud Green.  Please email to find out where we will be, or visit our Lockdown Wood Facebook events page.

What to bring

​This is a general list of items usually used, please check the Lockdown Wood Facebook events page for specific events.

  • Strong shoes or boots with good treads

  • Gardening gloves

  • Trowel and small hand fork if you have them

  • Water for yourself.

Don't worry if you don't have all this stuff, we have some tools to lend out.  The most important thing is that you are dressed appropriately for the weather conditions, and ideally have gloves to protect your hands.


Tree Guardians


At the beginning of our project we asked members of the public to gather saplings from their garden and care for them to be planted in our woodlands.  

We had a fantastic 150 saplings registered on our site in 2020 which were sadly unable to be planted in Winter 2020 due to ongoing COVID restrictions on large gatherings. However, most of these were planted into Stroud Green Lockdown Wood in November 2021.


Any which were too small for 2021 were planted in November 2021 in a beautiful wildflower meadow in Hamstead Marshall.  This is a private field, but we visit frequently to tend to the young trees and hedgerows, so contact us if you’d like to come along.



One of our youngest tree guardians, Freddie Marsh, eight years old

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