Dec 11 2020

Volunteering – What it means to me?

Volunteering for the Woodland Trust - What it means to me?   I’ve only recently started volunteering with the Woodland Trust at Brynau woods, as a volunteer warden. My reason for volunteering is for several reasons, the first being my passion for nature itself. As a person...

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Dec 11 2020

Avian Influenza – Volunteer guidance

Avian Influenza (AI) or bird flu is a highly contagious family of viruses that impacts particularly on captive birds, such as turkeys and hens but is also carried and spread by wild birds, particularly wildfowl and gulls.  Wild birds are known to be an important...

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Dec 11 2020

Holly thinning in the Nidd Gorge

Since the beginning of November Practical Conservation Volunteering has returned to the Nidd Gorge.   A team of up to 6 Woodland Trust volunteers, operating 2 mornings a week in a COVID safe way,  has been tackling invasive holly thickets on the banks of the Nidd where...

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Dec 11 2020

Heroes for a heroic woods

Coed Ffos Las Coed Ffos Las is a young woodland bursting into life, planted on the slopes of the Gwendraeth Valley as a memorial to lives lost in the First World War. The Woodland Trust purchased the site near Llanelli in 2014. As part of the...

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Dec 08 2020

South East events go virtual!

Christmas kicked off in style in the South East on 1st December with what we hope will become a permanent fixture in our events calendar -the Christmas quiz!     Volunteer Managers and regional volunteers went head to head, answering a broad range of often tricky festive brainteasers...

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Dec 08 2020

Rhododendron zapping trial in South East

Thanks to Jim Smith-Wright, South East Outreach adviser, for writing this wonderful article.   Rhododendron is a massive problem in the South East, invading many of our most precious ancient woodlands and other habitats and denuding them of most of their value for wildlife. Controlling or removing...

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Dec 07 2020

…..and the winners are…

We had some spectacularly beautiful entries to our first ever photograph and haiku competitions for Woodland Trust volunteers.   Congratulations to the winners!  We'll be in touch very soon to organise your prizes!   Winners from our 7 countries and regions across the UK were chosen by the Regional...

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Dec 07 2020

Creating Woodlands

Tree planting activities, especially public tree planting events, have been affected this year. The need for woodland creation has not gone away and our outreach team (those who liaise with landowners) have continued to build relationships and explore opportunities for tree planting or natural woodland...

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