Northern Ireland volunteers enjoying tea
Jan 16 2018

NI volunteers celebrate success

A group of festive volunteers congregated in the Bangor office on 12th December to celebrate their wonderful efforts throughout 2017.  They mingled, discussed their different woods and spread Christmas cheer. The morning took the form of a short presentation from staff on what the Trust had...

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Training session for outdoor first aid
Jan 16 2018

Ready to deal with anything

Woodland Working group volunteers based in South Lincolnshire were invited to take part in an Emergency First Aid at work plus F (forestry) training course. Trainers Dave and Ian from Lancashire First Aid delivered an active course at Belton Old School House, Lincolnshire. The syllabus...

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Claire Green from the North region
Jan 16 2018

Meet Claire

My name is Claire Green. I work in the Northern region as Volunteering Development Officer. I am there as the main point in the North for all volunteering issues and to act as a voice to ensure your voice is heard at a national level....

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Amanda Bealing from the South East
Jan 16 2018

Meet Amanda

I am excited to be working for the Woodland Trust as it combines my passion for nature and wildlife with working alongside volunteers. I have previously worked within the social housing sector, having left about 9 years ago to work solely the charity sector, working with...

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Group of volunteers on a hillside
Jan 16 2018

Northern networking events for 2018

Networking events have been planned for the following locations:   Cheshire & Merseyside Woodland Trust Volunteer Network Day, Risley Moss Nature Reserve, Birchwood, Warrington , 9.30am – 3.30pm,  Sat. 3rd February 2018.   Durham & Northumberland Woodland Trust Volunteer Networking Day Beamish Museum, near Gateshead, Sat 24th March 9.30am –...

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Fungus
Jan 16 2018

Rare fungus find sparks DNA probe

DNA detective work is underway after the chance discovery of a rare fungus in a Suffolk wood. Woodland Trust conservation volunteers made the fungal find at Abbey Grove, adjacent to the new Millennium Wood, in Felixstowe. Suffolk fungus recorder Neil Mahler told eaenvironment the species was...

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Child jumping with a spade
Jan 16 2018

Free trees for schools and communities

Applications for tree packs for schools and community groups have re-opened! We look forward to receiving your application but if you can’t wait until then, you can buy packs in our shop all year round.  If you've got any questions please read our FAQs. Before you start you’ll...

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Himalayan Balsam flowers
Jan 16 2018

Clearing the murky waters of invasive species

In the UK, millions of pounds and thousands of hours are spent each year tackling the major issue of invasive non-native species. But not all non-native species are invasive and not all invasive species are non-native – confused? Earlier this year a new scientific study from...

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Oak processionary moth caterpillars
Jan 16 2018

Oak processionary moth

Last year Woodland Trust staff met with The National Trust at Osterley Park. The purpose of the meeting was to begin looking at how we manage the risk of OPM (Oak processionary moth) collectively. Oak processionary moth (Thaumetopoea processionea, OPM) was first accidentally introduced to Britain...

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