Feb 05 2019

European tree of the year

  Nearly 100 years ago, Vic Stead would walk from his home in Garforth, near Leeds, to the nearby village of Aberford. He followed the old colliery railway through the woods to go and visit Nellie, a dairy maid living in Aberford who he was courting...

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Feb 05 2019

New month, new Tree Charter principle!

The January blues are over and February is finally here! The New Year is typically seen as the best time for fresh insights and inspiration, but why limit ourselves to January 1st?   In the Tree Charter team we always like to feel inspired, and we’d like...

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Feb 04 2019

Super Campaigner News – February 2019

February is always a short month after endless January but we've got a lot to pack in. We have three big campaigns to look out for. So, in no particular order:   #ShowTheLove: This campaign, run by our friends at the climate coalition is all about making personal pledges to show...

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Feb 04 2019

Smthills Update 24th January 2019

Hello all   Another busy week here on the Estate!   Welcome to our new volunteers…   Denis Eaton (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Monitor) Sandra Eaton (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Monitor) Charlotte Winstanley (Woodland Working Group) Adam Atkins (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Monitor) Sue Harding (Woodland Working Group) Clare Mottershaw (Woodland Working Group)   Task...

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Feb 03 2019

Catkins at Candlemas

Despite the cold and the rain, the Alder and Hazel catkins along the lanes are full of promise and hope: Spring is on its way! At the half way point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox is Imbolc; the Celtic festival that celebrated...

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Feb 01 2019

On a Winter’s Day

All the leaves were down and the sky was grey, we went for a soils walk on a winter’s day… On the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve we joined soil specialist, Rob Parkinson, to look at what is going on below the leaves – in...

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