May 21 2019

Northern Region Volunteer Day

Recently Ripley Castle, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire hosted a motley crew of Woodland Trust volunteers in their lovely tower conference room. Ripley Castle is a Grade I listed 14th-century country house in Ripley, North Yorkshire, England, 3 miles north of Harrogate set among extensive gardens...

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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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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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Jun 17 2018

Bird’s eye view of tree top heronry

Drone footage of a large heronry could shed new light on bird populations across the country. The remarkable footage, shot at  Parrs Wood at Grappenhall Heys in Warrington, Cheshire, shows 18 nests perched precariously in the top of trees.   The coverage was shot on behalf of Brian...

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Jun 11 2018

Yorkshire’s Warhorse

In November 2014 I was able to support Featherstone Town Council and four nearby schools in creating the WW1 Centenary Memorial Woodland at Millpond Meadows Featherstone.  The talks in school and tree planting phase of the project went really well and the children were able...

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