Apples on tree at Hucking Orchard
Apr 09 2018

A bumper crop at Hucking Estate!

Villagers help to keep orchard in good shape The apple trees at Hucking Estate are laden with fruit this year, thanks to the hard work of our lovely volunteers. They have been busy pruning, weeding and mulching, and planting new fruit trees.  They have learned how...

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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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