Major Oak, Phil Lockwood WTML
Apr 05 2018

Ancient Tree Inventory: new website coming soon

A brand new Ancient Tree Inventory (ATI) website has been developed and will launch later this month. The old (ancient-tree-hunt.org.uk) website has been closed to allow us to prepare and move the data to the new website.   Why the new site? The old website did a brilliant job,...

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Twigs and leaves with chalara ash die back, showing the symtoms
Apr 04 2018

Chalara dieback of ash

Due to the current threat from Chalara dieback of ash the UK government has banned the movement of ash plants, trees and seeds within Great Britain until further notice. More information on the ban can be found on the Forestry Commission’s website (link). Given the...

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Apr 04 2018

Signs of Spring

Read volunteer Valerie Hurst's story of her first encounter with a red-tailed bumble bee this season.    Heat was suddenly spiralling on the south facing wall of the garden.  Heat, it was a wonderful feeling.  Bright sunshine and colour was instantly apparent.  The dull hues of winter,...

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Apr 03 2018

40,000 more trees available for health check

Observatree volunteers can now access English Heritage sites, meaning that 380 new locations can be surveyed for signs of tree pests and diseases.    The project launched in 2013, with the aim of training volunteers to identify pests and diseases that threatened the UK’s trees and woods. So...

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Apr 03 2018

Royal campaign with ITV launches today!

    We’re thrilled to announce an exciting, high profile media campaign launching today in support of a major new documentary about The Queen and her love of trees. We’ve been working with ITV and Buckingham Palace on this top secret project  since last autumn. It has involved...

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