Jul 02 2020

A word from the Director of Wales

Hello to all volunteers in Wales/ Sut mae, i’n holl wirfoddolwyr yng Nghymru.   I hope you have been able to keep busy during lockdown and enjoy your local trees and woods #TreesCloseToMe.  A few trees near me have caught my eye on regular walks from home (see...

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Jun 17 2020

Goodbye and Best Wishes

Dear Wales Volunteer,   I hope you and your family are well? I wished to you to inform you that this is my last day of my maternity cover post.   It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you and I wish you all the very best for...

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Mar 30 2020

No Fence Tree Planting

It's not new, but it's still surprisingly uncommon - planting without fencing or 'traditional' protection from stock. By using the natural features of the landscape and intuitive planting techniques it is possible to plant trees where grazing livestock is still present and one perhaps well-known...

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Mar 24 2020

Celebrating Brynau Woods

  Albeit the rain, spirits were sky high last week thanks to a wonderful week of celebrating all things Brynau!   When I first arrived on site I noticed the path was covered in tiny footprints… except they weren’t the foot prints of a rabbits, dogs nor deer… but...

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Feb 13 2020

Did you know?  Coed Maesmelin Woods (Neath) is unique for being the only site in Wales to be home to rare Blue Ground Bettle.

Sadly, populations of the Blue Ground Beetle (pictured) have significantly dropped in the last decade as a result of the continual loss of ancient woodlands in the UK and Europe.   [caption id="attachment_15789" align="aligncenter" width="176"] Carabus IntricatusImage: U.Schmidt, 2008[/caption]   However, recently the team at Coed Cadw were greeted...

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