Apr 08 2019

Taking a walk at Fordham Hall Estate

I recently visited Fordham Hall Estate, which is the largest woodland creation site in Eastern England. Originally farmland (called Fordham Hall Farm) and gifted from an anonymous donor, around a quarter of a million trees have been planted along the River Colne. Site manager Jonathan...

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Volunteers at Brede High Woods
Apr 05 2019

Who is… David Bonsall?

Here in the South East, we thought it would be a good idea to do some introductions regularly to different members of the team, both staff and volunteers. This is a great way of getting to know each other, as well as highlighting the great...

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Apr 05 2019

Small Mammals in Woodlands

One Tuesday evening in an Exeter hotel conference room, some of Fingle’s volunteers were getting together. As members of Devon Mammal Group (more at home in the woods but comfortable enough in the carpeted suite), they had come to listen to Professor Fiona Mathews, Chair...

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Apr 03 2019

Annual review 2018

More members, more volunteers, and ever more voices shouting up for our cause. It was a bumper year for the Trust.   2018 BEGAN WITH A BANG for the Trust, when the Government announced it was getting behind our flagship Northern Forest project. With £5.7 million in...

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Apr 02 2019

Is Spring finally here?

We think so because one of our Kent volunteers has spotted a first early purple orchid!     Thanks so much to Woodland Warden, Rob Lyne, who supports Earley Wood, for this fantastic picture.     If you have any sightings or news to share, please do let us know!    ...

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Apr 02 2019

A Win-Win for Nature

Woodland restoration is a slow process requiring a determined approach and, with good planning and dedication, Houndtor Woods in the Bovey Valley is showing real signs of progress. For decades, the dense cover of introduced conifer trees has been casting shade over the ancient woodland...

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Apr 02 2019

How can we create forests fit for the future?

The latest issue of Wood Wise, our tree and woodland conservation magazine, reflects on what woodland ecologists have learned about natural processes and woodland management. We must build on and apply this learning to how we manage our woods and nurture healthy, resilient wooded landscapes...

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