Twigs and leaves with chalara ash die back, showing the symtoms
Apr 04 2018

Chalara dieback of ash

Due to the current threat from Chalara dieback of ash the UK government has banned the movement of ash plants, trees and seeds within Great Britain until further notice. More information on the ban can be found on the Forestry Commission’s website (link). Given the...

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Apr 04 2018

Signs of Spring

Read volunteer Valerie Hurst's story of her first encounter with a red-tailed bumble bee this season.    Heat was suddenly spiralling on the south facing wall of the garden.  Heat, it was a wonderful feeling.  Bright sunshine and colour was instantly apparent.  The dull hues of winter,...

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Apr 03 2018

40,000 more trees available for health check

Observatree volunteers can now access English Heritage sites, meaning that 380 new locations can be surveyed for signs of tree pests and diseases.    The project launched in 2013, with the aim of training volunteers to identify pests and diseases that threatened the UK’s trees and woods. So...

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Apr 03 2018

Royal campaign with ITV launches today!

    We’re thrilled to announce an exciting, high profile media campaign launching today in support of a major new documentary about The Queen and her love of trees. We’ve been working with ITV and Buckingham Palace on this top secret project  since last autumn. It has involved...

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Apr 03 2018

Moto donates £100k!

Moto in the Community (MITC) has donated £100,000 to the Woodland Trust for the second year running. Brian Larkin, MITC chairman, presented the donation to Beccy at Head Office today (29 March). MITC is the charitable arm of Moto Hospitality, which operates 45 motorway service stations across...

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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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Mar 23 2018

A positive change for Broadleaf packaging!

We are delighted to tell you that Broadleaf packaging has had a make-over. It’s out with the previous polyethylene wrapping, and in with the lovely new FSC-certified paper envelope, beautifully designed with the issue’s front cover as above. As you’ll all be aware, there has been...

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