Sep 29 2020

Heritage open days get under way

With so many events cancelled or postponed at present, it’s great news that the national Heritage Open Days are still going ahead this year; albeit in a very different format.  As part of Lincolnshire’s Heritage Open Days activity, the ‘Reconnecting Grantham to its historic landscape project’...

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Jul 09 2020

Litter and fly tipping threatens nature

Deluge of litter and fly tipping since lockdown is a mounting threat to nature   The Trust has reported an unprecedented surge in litter and fly tipping across its woodland sites since the national lockdown began - presenting a rising threat to nature.    The Woodland Trusts 1,000 plus...

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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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