Jan 27 2019

Body Shop donates £159K

The partnerships team is delighted to reveal that our link-up with The Body Shop has raised more than £159,000 for the Woodland Trust. For every in-store transaction and At Home order in winter 2018, The Body Shop donated 1.8p to be evenly split between the Woodland...

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Jan 24 2019

Loch Arkaig Osprey Dead in Spain

An osprey fledged from a nest on Loch Arkaig has been electrocuted to death on a power line in Spain. The sad news filtered through from Spanish birdwatchers on social media last week.   Pic by Lewis Pate. JH3 when he was ringed in 2017.   The bird was...

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Jan 24 2019

Smithills January Update

Hello all   Happy New Year! Hope that 2019 has got off to a good start for you all.   Welcome…   Welcome to the following new volunteers:   Richard Cooke (Wildlife Monitor) Bernie McGrath (Wildlife Monitor) Bev Tabor (Woodland Working Group) Penny Blackburn (History Group) James Wilson-Jevon (Wildlife Monitor)   Winter Trees Guided Walk – 23 Feb The first...

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Jan 24 2019

Coppicing at Castle Hills Wood

Thanks to everyone who came along on our practical work day at Castle Hills, Castleside, near Consett last week for a lovely day of hazel coppicing. Working in the central area of the site, volunteers worked hard coppicing and creating deer protection 'cylinders' made up from...

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Jan 24 2019

Northern Forest …the story so far

Our planning and delivery of the Northern Forest is moving forward almost a year since it was first announced. We’ve finally got the contract with Defra signed, which took a considerable amount of work by the team led by Darren Moorcroft Director of Estate & Outreach...

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