Ancient trees in woodland setting
Jan 17 2018

What is ancient woodland?

Ancient woodland has been around for centuries and supports some of our richest and most precious wildlife habitats. These areas which have been undisturbed for hundreds of years are often home to rare wildlife and sensitive woodland plants and each unique woodland offers us a...

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Nature's Calendar volunteer Greg
Jan 17 2018

How I became a recorder for the Trust…

The story of how a retired scientist learnt some more science in a new subject by getting involved with Nature’s Calendar and citizen science. I first heard of Nature’s Calendar one spring on Radio 4’s morning “Today” programme, and the idea of citizen science fascinated...

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Pine cones on a conifer
Jan 17 2018

Think you know your conifers?

Conifers can be more difficult to identify than broadleaved trees, however they can still be affected by a number of our Observatree priority pests and diseases. We need to be able to identify the tree hosts to aid us in the detection and identification of diseases...

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Woodland Trust stand and marquee at a show
Jan 17 2018

See you at the show?

We have a very exciting schedule of agricultural Shows coming up in 2018. and we're looking for the support of existing Woodland Trust volunteers. The team, with your help, will be travelling the length and breadth of Northern Ireland this summer spreading the word of...

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Northern Ireland volunteers enjoying tea
Jan 16 2018

NI volunteers celebrate success

A group of festive volunteers congregated in the Bangor office on 12th December to celebrate their wonderful efforts throughout 2017.  They mingled, discussed their different woods and spread Christmas cheer. The morning took the form of a short presentation from staff on what the Trust had...

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Dormouse peeking through leaves
Jan 16 2018

Adcombe Wood Dormouse Monitoring

The Blackdown Hills Natural Futures Project is very excited to be working with the Woodland Trust and the People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) on dormouse monitoring in the Blackdown Hills. We are busy setting up several new sites which will be monitored for dormouse activity...

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Training session for outdoor first aid
Jan 16 2018

Ready to deal with anything

Woodland Working group volunteers based in South Lincolnshire were invited to take part in an Emergency First Aid at work plus F (forestry) training course. Trainers Dave and Ian from Lancashire First Aid delivered an active course at Belton Old School House, Lincolnshire. The syllabus...

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Amanda Brookes from the Central region
Jan 16 2018

Meet Amanda

I started working for the Woodland Trust in August 2017 as the Volunteer Development Officer (VDO) for the central region. As VDO my key responsibilities are to support the Woodland Trust’s volunteering strategy by developing the volunteer offer, identifying and organising events and training opportunities...

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