Apr 01 2021

Pine Martens at Cwm Mynach, Barmouth

UK Pine martens suffered a dramatic decline in the 19th Century due to persecution. Since 2015 their numbers have been increasing in mid-Wales thanks to a translocation and monitoring project headed by the Vincent Wildlife Trust.   Matthew Davies is a keen wildlife photographer who volunteers with...

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Mar 18 2021

Wales’ Celtic Rainforests

    [caption id="attachment_20223" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Moss covered forest floor, Phil Formby[/caption]     THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING WALES’ CELTIC RAINFORESTS   Temperate rainforest, also known as Atlantic or Celtic rainforest, is an incredibly rare habitat, and even thought to be more threatened than tropical rainforest.   Temperate rainforest is also one of the...

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Mar 11 2021

Wales VDO back online!

Greetings Everyone,   I just wanted to let you know that I am back from furlough and back to my usual three days a week - Wednesday to Friday. I hope you have all been keeping as well as can be expected during this global pandemic. Maybe...

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Dec 11 2020

Volunteering – What it means to me?

Volunteering for the Woodland Trust - What it means to me?   I’ve only recently started volunteering with the Woodland Trust at Brynau woods, as a volunteer warden. My reason for volunteering is for several reasons, the first being my passion for nature itself. As a person...

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Dec 11 2020

Heroes for a heroic woods

Coed Ffos Las Coed Ffos Las is a young woodland bursting into life, planted on the slopes of the Gwendraeth Valley as a memorial to lives lost in the First World War. The Woodland Trust purchased the site near Llanelli in 2014. As part of the...

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Nov 27 2020

Fresh air and Fellowship

After a long wait, some of our Woodland Working groups have been able to get back outside again. With new safety measures in place, we were delighted to welcome back our volunteers at Cefn Ila and Bryanu.   Cefn Ila   Cefn Ila is just outside Usk in South East...

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Nov 18 2020

WOOD WISE: Woods in Waiting

Naturally regenerated trees create rich, diverse landscapes that abound with life, as explained in the latest edition of Wood Wise. Given patience, care and management, the woods and trees of tomorrow are often biding their time as seed, ready to naturally colonise land given the right opportunity. Find...

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Nov 11 2020

Don’t miss our Wales Events…

Wednesday 25th November 2020 at 7.30pm – 9.00pm It’s always inspiring to meet up with our volunteers and hear what you’ve been up to. I’d love you all to attend our first ever virtual gathering! We will have talks from staff and volunteers, as well as a...

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Nov 04 2020

What’s in a name?

What's in a name? Plenty when it comes to woods says David Crowley   "Lots of Welsh placenames give us clues to how the landscape once looked, especially when it comes to woods and trees. The Dyfi port of Derwenlas translates as ‘Blue oak’, for example, and...

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