Mar 29 2019

Tree-mendous fun

We’ve had a busy few weeks in Spud Wood, Oughtrington and we wanted share what we’d been up to. If you’d been to the wood recently you might have noticed that some work has been going on in addition to the coppicing and wood allotments.   In...

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Mar 21 2019

6,200 trees are in the ground!

Hello all   Smithills tree planting fortnight  is done!   We have had a huge number of groups visit us… The Olive School, Brownlow Fold School, Devonshire Road School, Myerscough College, Selfridges, Enterprise Car Hire, Co-op Insurance, Kenny Waste, Seddons, Bolton at Home, AFG Law, City of Trees (who...

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Happy volunteers next to our completed hedge
Mar 18 2019

Hedge laying in Spud Wood

We want to thank Neil and Claire for getting us some hedge laying training in Spud Wood.  Its been hard work and a bit wet and muddy. but we are so pleased with ourselves for getting it all done.   We had the training on the 9/10...

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Mar 16 2019

Cheshire Wood Allotments

Wood Allotments is a scheme developed by the Mersey Forest to enable woodland owners to engage local communities and manage their woods by allowing people to cut down selected trees for firewood in a woodland that is in need of thinning. It’s a great way...

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Mar 15 2019

Access Improvements at Sandybrook

Approximately £26,000 of funded access work has just been competed at Sandybrook, Preston. Sandybrook is one of a cluster of 8 Woodland Trust sites in the city of Preston which has a population of approx. one hundred and thirty thousand people.   The work is part of...

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Mar 10 2019

Smithills Update March 8th

Hello all It’s been a very busy week here!    Tree planting This week 260 people have helped us to plant 3,000 trees – we were joined by four local schools, the Forestry Commission, Seddons, Selfridges, Enterprise Car Hire, Co-op Insurance, Bolton at Home, AFG Law, City of...

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