Lawnmover cutting grass
Jan 16 2018

Have you cut yours yet?

With the launch of the new Nature’s Calendar website we need more records than ever, and this is where you come in! For those of you that don’t know Nature’s Calendar is a Woodland Trust’s citizen science project and has been tracking species responses to...

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Image of a scary looking tree
Jan 16 2018

Talking Trees Volunteer Speaker Network

Summary 2017 This year has seen real growth of the speaker network. At the end of 2016 we had 50 volunteer speakers and some real geographical gaps across the UK.  These included Wales, Scotland, the South West and the North East.  The network has now doubled...

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Volunteer inspecting a tree
Jan 16 2018

Have you spotted a tree pest or disease?

Observatree is about identifying when new tree pests and diseases arrive in the UK as early as possible and also spotting new outbreaks of those that are occasionally found here.  This enables a fast response and the greatest chances of eradicating or controlling the outbreak. ...

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Asian hornet
Jan 15 2018

All eyes open for killer hornets

Asian hornet, Vespa velutina The Asian hornet is native to Southeast Asia, but it was accidentally introduced to France and is rapidly spreading. There are major concerns and a high possibility that it could come to Britain in soil associated with plants (such as imported trees),...

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Image of a lake and a single tree
Jan 15 2018

The right trees in the right places

The Trust generally spends more time planting trees that we do cutting them down, but sometimes there is a good conservation reason to fell trees. Cwm Mynach, nestled in the mountains of southern Snowdonia, is the largest Trust wood in Wales. It contains fantastic ancient...

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Trail camera set up in the woods
Jan 15 2018

Hot on the trail

Trail Camera Volunteers Although many of us walk in the woods on a weekly, or even daily, basis, we don’t always get to see the wide range of wildlife that calls it home. Taking a peek into the secret lives of woodland creatures is a team...

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Practising first aid outdoors
Jan 15 2018

Outdoor first aid training

Volunteers from throughout the north have been giving up their weekends to come along and take part in a two day outdoor first aid qualification to support the work of our practical woodland working groups throughout the region. Delivered by Lancashire First Aid, the course...

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Two smiling volunteers holding up a bowsaw
Jan 15 2018

Big clear out at Spud wood

A big clear up was carried out recently at Spud Wood in Lymm by Woodland Trust volunteers, supported by management staff from the Bridgewater Canal Company and their contractors. Members of the Friends of Spud Wood spent more than 35 hours clearing and chipping brash...

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