Ancient tree Smithills
Jul 01 2020

Bunce resurvey gets underway

The Bunce resurvey of ancient woods across the UK has started this week at Riding Mill Wood near Newcastle. This 3 year project (2020-22) has long been in the making, and despite delays due to the pandemic, the ecologists have begun surveys at English sites...

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Jun 26 2020

Trust headlines this week…

If you watch Good Morning Britain you might have seen Tring Park on there this week. It was used as a live location for their weather reports. Presenter Laura Tobin is a fan of ours and is often in touch asking about sites to visit. We...

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Jun 19 2020

Lockdown at Londonthorpe

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit us all hard but one of the really positive things that has come out of it is that many more people are getting out into nature. At Londonthorpe Woods in Grantham we’ve been keeping track of visitor numbers as part...

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Jun 17 2020

NEW Wood wise: Trees for good

Just a few short months ago, climate change was at the forefront of the public's mind. Now people’s attention is understandably elsewhere. But when we emerge from this pandemic, the pressing need to take action against climate change will still be there.   That's why the focus...

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Jun 16 2020

New podcast episode: Tracy Chevalier

  With normal podcast recording hampered by lockdown, this episode follows author Tracy Chevalier on her regular walk among the trees of Hampstead Heath. She describes how trees bring her comfort, considers how lockdown has changed our attitudes to nature, introduces us to two trees that...

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Jun 11 2020

New podcast episode: Steph McGovern

  Lockdown has hampered the recording of our usual woodland walks podcast, so instead we’re chatting to some well-known personalities about the natural world - their favourite places, memories, hopes for the future and more. First up is Steph McGovern, journalist and presenter of BBC Breakfast,...

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Jun 01 2020

Thank you for everything

Dear volunteer,   Today marks the start of national Volunteers' Week. But who would have known it? Things are looking very different this year and we’re unable to celebrate with you in our usual way.   For the first time in decades, our volunteers have been unable to work...

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