Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is adamant to rewild the UK by planting trees. Image via Twitter @edsheeran

‘Sheeranville Forest’: Ed Sheeran vows to ‘rewild the UK’

Ed Sheeran is buying up land in his hometown, East Suffolk, in the UK, planting trees to help reduce carbon emissions.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is adamant to rewild the UK by planting trees. Image via Twitter @edsheeran

Ed Sheeran is “trying to rewild as much of the UK as I can”.

The 30-year-old megastar is doing his bit to save the planet by buying up plots and planting trees across his homeland.

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However, the Shivers hitmaker – who has 16-month-old Lyra Antarctica with wife Cherry Seaborn – admitted he expects to receive criticism for his environmental efforts because touring is not sustainable.

The Suffolk-born singer told BBC Radio London:

“I’m trying to buy as much land as possible and plant as many trees as possible. I am trying to rewild as much of the UK as I can. I love my county and I love wildlife and the environment. I feel like I am going to get my head bitten off anytime I say that, as my job is not a hugely sustainable job as I go and play in cities, but I am trying my best.”

The flame-haired pop star owns an extensive East Suffolk estate – dubbed Sheeranville – and he revealed it is a haven for wildlife.

“I have got a massive beehive. I have this massive wildlife pond with newts in it, salamanders and there’s a grass snake that lives in there and hedgehogs. The thing with sustainability and being a public figure is when people support it, suddenly people try and find things to call them out on.”


Last year, Ed reportedly spent thousands to create a forest there, with the couple planting dozens of trees to help make the property more sustainable

A source said at the time:

“He’s spent tens of thousands of pounds on the project – and Cherry’s involved too as she’s into re-wilding and sustainability. A huge field where his outdoor wildlife pond is will become a dense wood in a few years and he’s planted trees six deep around the perimeter to afford him privacy.”

“It’ll help reduce the carbon footprint of him being a touring rock star, too.”


The Grammy winner previously explained that he loves living in east England because, in spite of his chart success, local people still treat him like a normal member of the community.

The musician – who married Cherry in 2019 – shared:

“I think what’s beautiful about this area [is] no one’s treated me any different. It’s still the same people working in the fish and chip shop, [treating] me exactly the same.”

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