Jul 22 2020

Hackfall in Autumn

A massive thanks to volunteer photographer, David Rodway, who has forwarded us this wonderful short film of Hackfall in autumn. Situated in a steep sided gorge and cutting through primarily rolling pasture, Hackfall is a semi-natural ancient woodland, near Masham, North Yorkshire. This stunning woodland has Grade...

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Jul 09 2020

Litter and fly tipping threatens nature

Deluge of litter and fly tipping since lockdown is a mounting threat to nature   The Trust has reported an unprecedented surge in litter and fly tipping across its woodland sites since the national lockdown began - presenting a rising threat to nature.    The Woodland Trusts 1,000 plus...

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Jul 06 2020

Saving Warner’s King

Thank you to our Hucking Orchard volunteers, Allen Goodwin and Raymond Kenward, for submitting this article for Whittle.    The Orchardist constantly frets.  If it's not Silverleaf on the Victoria Plums then it's canker in the Worcester Pearmain, and if by luck it's neither of these then...

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Jul 02 2020

A word from the Director of Wales

Hello to all volunteers in Wales/ Sut mae, i’n holl wirfoddolwyr yng Nghymru.   I hope you have been able to keep busy during lockdown and enjoy your local trees and woods #TreesCloseToMe.  A few trees near me have caught my eye on regular walks from home (see...

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Jul 01 2020

Bunce resurvey gets underway

The Bunce resurvey of ancient woods across the UK has started this week at Riding Mill Wood near Newcastle. This 3 year project (2020-22) has long been in the making, and despite delays due to the pandemic, the ecologists have begun surveys at English sites...

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Jun 26 2020

Trust headlines this week…

If you watch Good Morning Britain you might have seen Tring Park on there this week. It was used as a live location for their weather reports. Presenter Laura Tobin is a fan of ours and is often in touch asking about sites to visit. We...

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Jun 19 2020

Lockdown at Londonthorpe

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit us all hard but one of the really positive things that has come out of it is that many more people are getting out into nature. At Londonthorpe Woods in Grantham we’ve been keeping track of visitor numbers as part...

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