Volunteer inspecting a tree
Jan 16 2018

Have you spotted a tree pest or disease?

Observatree is about identifying when new tree pests and diseases arrive in the UK as early as possible and also spotting new outbreaks of those that are occasionally found here.  This enables a fast response and the greatest chances of eradicating or controlling the outbreak. ...

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Asian hornet
Jan 15 2018

All eyes open for killer hornets

Asian hornet, Vespa velutina The Asian hornet is native to Southeast Asia, but it was accidentally introduced to France and is rapidly spreading. There are major concerns and a high possibility that it could come to Britain in soil associated with plants (such as imported trees),...

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Image of a lake and a single tree
Jan 15 2018

The right trees in the right places

The Trust generally spends more time planting trees that we do cutting them down, but sometimes there is a good conservation reason to fell trees. Cwm Mynach, nestled in the mountains of southern Snowdonia, is the largest Trust wood in Wales. It contains fantastic ancient...

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Practising first aid outdoors
Jan 15 2018

Outdoor first aid training

Volunteers from throughout the north have been giving up their weekends to come along and take part in a two day outdoor first aid qualification to support the work of our practical woodland working groups throughout the region. Delivered by Lancashire First Aid, the course...

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Two smiling volunteers holding up a bowsaw
Jan 15 2018

Big clear out at Spud wood

A big clear up was carried out recently at Spud Wood in Lymm by Woodland Trust volunteers, supported by management staff from the Bridgewater Canal Company and their contractors. Members of the Friends of Spud Wood spent more than 35 hours clearing and chipping brash...

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Volunteer group members posing with tools
Jan 15 2018

Sibsey wood inaugural meeting

Ever made a promise at a dinner party, then woken up the next day thinking, ‘Oh god I’m going to have to go through with this’. Yes, me too. Quite recently. In this case I said I’d see if I could find a little community...

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