Jan 15 2018

Smithills volunteers visit Skipton Castle Woods

Jess Britch, Smithills Estate Ranger joined 15 volunteers from Smithills in a day out meeting with fellow volunteers from Skipton Castle Woods. Volunteers were welcomed by Visitor Experience Officer Hazel Birdsall-Singer and Lead Volunteer Andrew Powell at the Skipton Woods site. The visit was extremely...

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Jan 15 2018

Tackling the increasing threat to tree health

Tackling the increasing threat to tree health The discovery of Chalara Dieback of Ash in 2012 raised Government and public awareness of threats to plant health from new pests and diseases. This resulted in the development of a Plant Biosecurity Strategy for Great Britain, highlighting activities to improve...

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Jan 15 2018

The lowdown on tree procurement

As a significant player and influencer in the UK forestry sector it is crucial that the Woodland Trust has complete confidence in the trees that we plant, whilst getting the best value from our supporters' money. Responsible tree procurement reduces the risk of spreading diseases...

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Jan 15 2018

Street trees

For decades, town and city planners have recognised the importance of nature and greenery in urban areas. In fact, tree planting in our city streets goes back to the Victorian era. Long before we understood the detailed science of air pollution, we knew that trees played...

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Jan 15 2018

Meet Matilda

Volunteering Development Officer - Scotland I’m the Volunteering Development Officer for Scotland.  I’m based in the Perth office and I’ve been in post since September 2016.  I’m passionate about supporting volunteers in Scotland to help make the volunteering experience even more enjoyable and to run more...

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Jan 15 2018

Check your chestnuts

Check your chestnuts, says RHS The festive scent of roasting chestnuts could be absent next Christmas because of a double threat to trees, the Royal Horticultural Society has warned. Britain’s sweet chestnut trees are currently battling the invasive oriental gall wasp as well as a deadly...

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Jan 15 2018

2017 Volunteer manager of the year

This year’s Volunteer Manager of the year is Louise Taylor from the UK National Tree Seed Project. Louise was nominated by Sue Quick, seed collection volunteer Sue said ‘I have been very impressed with Louise’s commitment to the job, which is particularly difficult as she has to...

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Jan 15 2018

Special recognition for HLF

Special Recognition Award Heritage Lottery funding, and the support of National Lottery players, allowed the Trust to make a massive step-change in its ancient woodland restoration activity across the UK. Building on the success of our Heritage Lottery-funded Ancient Tree Hunt project, where we amassed a team...

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