May 12 2018

Smithills Update

March and April has seen a flurry of activity at Smithills in Bolton, and not just the snow variety, starting the long anticipated tree planting programme. Volunteers have been actively involved in the preparations and assisting local dignitaries, school and college groups, community and family...

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May 08 2018

Fighting Ash Die Back at Hedley Hall

Fighting ash dieback Like other volunteer groups, after several years of working through the seasons, getting to know our wood and its wildlife, we’re pretty attached to it. So when ash dieback hits, it is hard to stand helplessly by, watching the disease progress through the wood,...

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May 03 2018

All about Spud Wood…

Spud Wood in Oughtrington, Lymm, is a 17.22 hectare woodland which was planted in 1998/99 as part of the Woodland Trust’s "Woods On Your Doorstep" millennium project. Its name was suggested by local school children through a competition, and is a reminder of its historic use...

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May 03 2018

Tree Planting at Langton Wood

Local volunteers from Redmarshallk and the surrounding area all turned out to Langton Wood in the belated spring sunshine a couple of weeks ago, to enjoy a mornings tree planting at the site with trees provided through Woodland Trust tree packs.  Many trees were planted and a great day...

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Apr 13 2018

Sainsbury’s staff visit Hedley Hall Woods

Hedley Hall Woods played host to over twenty willing volunteers from Sainsbury’s at the start of March.   Staff from stores across the North East joined coppice worker Ruth Thompson and site manager Richard Wilson for a day exploring and learning about this key northern Woodland Trust site....

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Apr 10 2018

A New Bench for Langton Wood

A big thank you to everyone who came along and volunteered at our first volunteer day at Langton Wood, near Stockton on Tees. With the support of our site manager Richard Wilson, volunteers helped with cutting back in the woodland and installed a fabulous new bench on...

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