Nov 20 2018

Autumn update on Owlet Wood

Hi everyone, well the long hot summer came and went, and we were luckier at the Owlets than some of the local forest and farmland in the context that we didn’t suffer any bad fires, although we did find evidence of a couple of portable...

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Nov 20 2018

A Year in Yarner

In searching the waterways for signs of otters, Natural England volunteer, Emma, has been discovering the beauty of Yarner Wood as it changes through the seasons… For the last year I have been volunteering as part of the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve otter survey team,...

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Nov 19 2018

It’s National Tree Charter Day!

Saturday 24 November is the first ever national ‘Tree Charter Day’. As a Woodland Trust volunteer you are already doing so much to help us embed the Tree Charter’s 10 Principles. Thank you!   Along with more than 70 other organisations, we designed the charter to...

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Nov 18 2018

Langton Wood Update

Thanks to all of our volunteers who came out to our Langton Wood site, in Redmarshall, near Stockton on Tees last week. The practical group met for a really useful day  removing young vegetation growth  from the old pond site in the woods. Next year...

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Beech: the nation’s second favourite tree

During Biology Week 2017, beech was voted the UK’s second favourite tree species. Pipped to the top spot by horse chestnut. Here we find out more about what makes beech so special.   Biological importance Due to its dense canopy, rare shade loving plant species are associated with...

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Nov 16 2018

Smithills Update

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the autumn weather. Here is a round-up of what is coming up at Smithills over the next month or so, in terms of volunteering, events and activities.   Task days and practical training days There is a hedgelaying practical day, led by...

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Nov 15 2018

Recent safeguarding communication

An email or letter will be sent to all volunteers over the next week with regards to the safeguarding policy and changes we have recently made.   You may recall we reviewed and updated our safeguarding policy earlier this year to ensure it is fit for purpose...

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