Aug 11 2019

750 at the Royal Lancs

.....that's  the number of hazel, oak and birch saplings we handed out to visitors to the Royal Lancashire Show over the weekend. We got off to a slow start on Friday not helped by the unseasonal driving rain and subsequent lack of visitors. However numbers picked up over...

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Aug 11 2019

By Royal Appointment

The Woodland Trusts new property “The Young Peoples Forest – Mead” near to Derby, Derbyshire,  recently received a visit from none other than the Head Forester of the Duchy of Cornwall, Geraint Richards who came out to see the project for himself and give advice...

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Aug 11 2019

Spud Wood Trail Races

The Lymm Runners in Cheshire have just completed their annual trail races around Spud Wood. The proceeds from the events come to us and site manager Neil Oxley was there to collect the cheque along with Jo Yellen, group leader for the Spud wood volunteer...

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Jul 19 2019

Great Yorkshire Show 2019

Another summer and another Great Yorkshire Show success. This year we gave out 2750 tree saplings in exchange for contact details,  in comparison to  last year when we handed out 1500 and 1000 the year before!  The MDO team recruited  32 new members and we...

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Jul 15 2019

Smithills Update 12th July 2019

Hello all Another busy week at Smithills… with the Bees & Butterflies AND Archaeology Walks on Saturday, Garden Party last Sunday, the Environment Agency task day yesterday, the first event from CommuniTree yesterday as well (our first social enterprise – using the Forest School compartment for...

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Jul 08 2019

North East Volunteer Gathering

It was lovely to be joined by so many of you at our North East Volunteer Gathering, which took place at Gibside Estate, near Gateshead last Saturday. After a beautiful, if slightly invigorating 20 minute walk across the estate in the sunshine, the morning was spent...

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