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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