Jan 22 2019

Observatree Needs You!

Observatree is currently recruiting a big cohort of new volunteers, the advert for which can be found here: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/opportunities/tree-health-surveyor-various-locations/   Established in 2013 and led by Forest Research, Observatree is a multi-partner project that began as a four year project with 50% funding from the EU’s LIFE...

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Jan 16 2019

Ben Shieldaig Appeal

Woodland Trust has launched a £1.6M appeal to buy a whole mountain. Fingers crossed the spectacular Ben Shieldaig will be in our care by Spring!     There is a short video about the site here.   Ben Shieldaig is in the Torridon range in the North-west highlands. It currently...

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Jan 16 2019

Smithills Update

    Hi all and happy new year   Our next Smithills next task day will be on Sunday 20 January, 9.30 – 12.30. We will be tree planting, and we have a LOT of trees to plant! All Smithills volunteers, please do come along if you fancy helping...

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Jan 10 2019

Letting in the Light

In the summer and autumn, a group of volunteers have been  assisting Dr Alison Smith from Plantlife, to carry out a citizen science survey of some of the ancient woodland boundaries in the Bovey Valley. They have been recording the lichens found growing on the ancient oaks...

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Jan 10 2019

We did it…

... we have officially smashed our trees outside woods 2018 target!   We can officially announce that our 2018 trees outside woods target has not just been met, but left in the dust (or hopefully perfect tree-growing soil).   We set the ambitious target of 150,000 trees outside of...

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Jan 09 2019

Street fighters

“There have been dark moments, yes,” says Paul Selby with feeling. “Waking up to find 20 police on the street. Your neighbours being beaten up by private security officers, or taken to court on false pretences...

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