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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Dec 04 2020

Heroes of Hertfordshire

On a beautiful October morning, I went to Heartwood Forest. The sun was shining through the yellowing leaves and the ground was muddy underfoot. Walking up the hedge-lined track and past the ancient woodlands, I reached the valley on the most westerly edge of the...

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Dec 04 2020

Smithills Update 4th Dec

Hello all Welcome! We have some new members of the volunteer group this week – welcome to Joe Holt – joining both the Patrollers group and Wildlife Group Sue Fielding, Dawn Axon, Gillian Marsh, Babs Winder, Chris Speed, Stephen Tonge, Karen Mather, Dorothy Snelson, Stirling Smith and Linda Smith...

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Dec 03 2020

Working Groups back in the woods!

With Lockdown 2.0 ending in December and Woodland Working Groups allow to return in a COVID - safe manner, it has been great to see our volunteer groups in action again across the South East!   One such team of volunteers are in Brede High Woods, East...

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