May 12 2018

Smithills Update

March and April has seen a flurry of activity at Smithills in Bolton, and not just the snow variety, starting the long anticipated tree planting programme. Volunteers have been actively involved in the preparations and assisting local dignitaries, school and college groups, community and family...

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May 10 2018

Ticks and Lyme disease

A timely reminder about Lyme’s disease and other nasty’s… As May commences, so does the Tick Season – makes me itch just thinking about it. As I’m sure you are all aware Ticks carry Lyme disease – a Zoonotic infection that can have significant impact on a person’s...

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May 08 2018

Fighting Ash Die Back at Hedley Hall

Fighting ash dieback Like other volunteer groups, after several years of working through the seasons, getting to know our wood and its wildlife, we’re pretty attached to it. So when ash dieback hits, it is hard to stand helplessly by, watching the disease progress through the wood,...

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May 08 2018

Hares on the Hill at Moncreiffe

Site manager Jill Aitken runs an annual competition for students at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, to come up with a piece of work that will engage visitors at Moncreiffe Hill Wood just outside Perth. The competition gives...

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May 03 2018

All about Spud Wood…

Spud Wood in Oughtrington, Lymm, is a 17.22 hectare woodland which was planted in 1998/99 as part of the Woodland Trust’s "Woods On Your Doorstep" millennium project. Its name was suggested by local school children through a competition, and is a reminder of its historic use...

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May 03 2018

Tree Planting at Langton Wood

Local volunteers from Redmarshallk and the surrounding area all turned out to Langton Wood in the belated spring sunshine a couple of weeks ago, to enjoy a mornings tree planting at the site with trees provided through Woodland Trust tree packs.  Many trees were planted and a great day...

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May 03 2018

Tree Poppers and Bog Squad in action!

On Sunday 29th April, members of the Woodland Trust Portmoak Moss volunteer Woodland Working Group joined forces with Butterfly Conservation Scotland's Bog Squad, to remove rejenerating birch from the highly biodiverse bog area of Portmoak Moss.   There was a great turnout and removing encroaching birch will help to maintain populations...

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