Nov 11 2019

Special Branch Update – November

It's November and this month is all change - the trees have gone from green to gold and the political world is topsy-tervey as we prepare to elect a new government. In this months update I'll outline what you can expect in upcoming campaigns, how...

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Nov 09 2019

Pontburn Woods Volunteer Working Day

Situated in the beautiful Derwent Valley, Pontburn Woods is a large area of ancient semi-natural woodland, and on Saturday 2nd November it served as the location for my first volunteer working day with the Woodland Trust. The weather forecast had promised rain and gloom, and so...

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Nov 07 2019

Huge efforts at Glen Finglas

I like to take a few minutes to thank a couple of volunteers for their contribution over the last couple weeks/months at Glen Finglas.   Between Thursday 24th October and Saturday 26th October several volunteers from The Mountains and the People (Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland) were...

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Nov 04 2019

White lab coats, axes and beetles!

On Wednesday 30th October, I joined nine Observatree volunteers at Forest Research's Northern Research Station, south of Edinburgh, for a sharing and mentoring day.   Charlotte Armitage, who manages this volunteer role, set up the event with Hugh Clayden from Scottish Forestry, April Armstrong and Katy Dainton...

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Nov 04 2019

Smithills Update 1st Nov 2019

Hello all A brief update this week…   Welcome  Welcome to Jo Rayner (Woodland Working Group / Events Volunteer) and to Louise Coulman (Woodland Working Group)! Tree planting Thanks to everyone from Smithills who has volunteered to help out with the tree planting weeks! Lantern Parade Thanks to all the volunteers who helped the...

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