Sep 16 2021

Central region volunteer events coming soon!

We have three brand new events for you between now and Christmas, these include a talk about ancient trees in central England and how to record them, an event for our wardens and in December our annual Christmas online get together and festive quiz. Here are the details:

 

 Wardens Gathering – Central region staff
19th 2021 October from 7pm-8.30pm
Calling all Central region wardens! Join us for an informal gathering to meet other wardens and Woodland Trust staff members. During this session you will get the chance to share your experiences with other wardens, ask questions and provide feedback. Woodland Trust staff members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and we will be grateful for any comments and suggestions so we can tailor the support we provide you.  
Amanda Brookes, Volunteering Development Officer for Central England will chair the session, and we will be joined by site-based staff. All volunteer wardens are most welcome to attend.  
So we can get an idea of numbers please confirm your attendance by email amandabrookes@woodlandtrust.org.uk. Deadline for booking is Friday 15th October 2021. 
Full joining instructions will be sent by email.   

 

Discovering Ancient trees in Central England – Talk with Tom Reed
1st November 2021 from 7pm-8.30pm
Ancient trees are real treasures in our landscape, standing tall, they would have been present over a significant number of years and have real cultural and heritage significance. Famous trees, such as the Ankerwycke Yew, thought to be 2,500 years old is the National Trust’s oldest tree. The Major Oak is located at Sherwood Forest, its hollowed out form and propped up branches are a real spectacle to behold. Newton’s apple tree at Woolstorpe has a story that’s inspired many a young future scientist! As well as their place in history, ancient trees play a vital part in our present, as they support many wildlife species. Ancient Woodlands are so precious and once destroyed, they are irreplaceable. The first step to protecting ancient trees is to record where they are, and this is through the Ancient Tree Inventory (ATI). 

Join this session and meet Tom Reed –  Citizen Science Officer for the ATI. Uncover the mysteries of ancient, veteran and notable trees, learn how to identify them and if you’d like to help out, discover how to record them, thus contributing to protecting them in the future. It’s as simple as making a few notes if you are out for a walk and you spot a potential ancient tree, we’d love to hear about it as it may be unrecorded on the ATI! Find out how to add a record – it is really easy to do and takes minutes. Once submitted, we are able to return to the tree and take further notes and observations. 

If you’d like to come along please let me know by emailing to book a place: amandabrookes@woodlandtrust.org.uk . So we have an idea of numbers please book by Thursday 28th October 2021.
Full joining instructions will be sent by email.

 

Central region Christmas gathering and quiz
9th December 2021 from 7pm-8.30pm

Ho ho ho, is it that time of year already?!
Join us for a Christmas gathering where we will be celebrating the achievements of our amazing volunteers over the course of this year, and thanking you for all of your hard work!
Your contribution to volunteering is much appreciated, we would like to thank you for all that you have done for the Woodland Trust and give you an update about what’s been achieved across the central region during 2021. Then we’ll have a fun and festive quiz, so get your notebook, pen and general knowledge skills ready! 

So that we have an idea of numbers, please book onto this event by contacting amandabrookes@woodlandtrust.org.uk.  If you could let us know if you’d like to attend by Thursday 2nd December  2021 that would be great. Joining instructions will be sent upon booking. 

 

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