Hogweed plant
Jan 16 2018

Sunlight and plant sap – please be careful

During spring & early summer the risk of inflammatory dermal reactions following exposure to plant sap and sunlight phytophotodermatitis (PPD) returns to our woods. This is a very painful condition causing a rash and / or blistering. This type of reaction is usually associated with Giant Hogweed;...

0 Comments
Share Post
Red inflammed hand
Jan 16 2018

The dangers of Cellulitis

Recently a member of staff contracted Cellulitis from an insect bite, and needed medical attention. Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of skin and the underlying tissue. It can be serious if not treated promptly. The infection develops suddenly and can spread through the body...

0 Comments
Share Post
Barbara Young sat at the base of a tree
Jan 16 2018

Meet Barbara – Baroness Young of Old Scone

Barbara, Baroness Young of Old Scone, is a Member of the House of Lords with special interests, among others, in the environment, agriculture, natural resources and climate change. She is Chancellor at Cranfield University gand her voluntary positions include President of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife...

1 Comment
Share Post
Lawnmover cutting grass
Jan 16 2018

Have you cut yours yet?

With the launch of the new Nature’s Calendar website we need more records than ever, and this is where you come in! For those of you that don’t know Nature’s Calendar is a Woodland Trust’s citizen science project and has been tracking species responses to...

0 Comments
Share Post
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. ...

0 Comments
Share Post
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),...

0 Comments
Share Post
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...

3 Comments
Share Post
X