Apr 10 2018

Snowy visit to Hillhouse Wood

I visited Hillhouse wood on a particularly wintry day, but the falling snow combined with the stillness and silence in the wood made for a magical visit! Meeting the Hillhouse wood volunteers at their usual meeting point, we made our way over to the wood, walking...

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Ash tree as part of Turner display
Mar 29 2018

Ash tree finds fame!

An ash tree dug up from our Hucking Estate in Kent now hangs at the Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate!  It’s part of the exhibition ‘Journeys with the Waste Land’, and is hanging alongside classics by Edward Hopper, Paul Nash and a Turner!! This is part of...

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Bluebell sculpture at Heartwood Forest
Mar 28 2018

Beating the bluebell blues

Bluebell season is imminent - indeed they’ve already been poking their heads through the soil for a fair few weeks now – and this signals a return for the Heartwood ‘Save our Bluebells’ campaign (SOB). As with many of our sites, the ancient woodlands at...

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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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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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