Introducing Ed Midmore – our new site manager for North West Wales
I’m the new Site Manager for North West Wales covering Snowdonia National Park including the counties of Gwynedd, Anglesey and Conwy. There are some amazing woods in this patch and I’m very excited to continue taking care of these precious natural spaces of Cymru.
Born and raised in Wales, I’m fluent in Welsh and have a deep connection with the landscape- especially trees and woodlands. I studied Conservation and Forest Ecology in Bangor University, Gwynedd and worked for Forestry Commission Scotland, and as a Forest Manager in the private sector. Prior to taking this role, I was working as a Woodland Manager for a charity and as a Seed Technician for Forest Research. Apparently, we have active Seed Collection Champion volunteers in my patch, an activity I’m very keen to get involved with!
Woods and trees are vital, I never get bored learning about the natural world. We need to protect and conserve what we have left. That’s why I like the Woodland Trust. At University, I volunteered as a Woodland Creation Champion and also later for the Millennium Seed Bank. Volunteering is a great way to build skills and connect with similar folk whilst doing something useful and beneficial. See you in a woodland sometime!