Jan 15 2018

Meet Matilda

Volunteering Development Officer - Scotland I’m the Volunteering Development Officer for Scotland.  I’m based in the Perth office and I’ve been in post since September 2016.  I’m passionate about supporting volunteers in Scotland to help make the volunteering experience even more enjoyable and to run more...

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Jan 15 2018

Check your chestnuts

Check your chestnuts, says RHS The festive scent of roasting chestnuts could be absent next Christmas because of a double threat to trees, the Royal Horticultural Society has warned. Britain’s sweet chestnut trees are currently battling the invasive oriental gall wasp as well as a deadly...

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Jan 15 2018

2017 Volunteer manager of the year

This year’s Volunteer Manager of the year is Louise Taylor from the UK National Tree Seed Project. Louise was nominated by Sue Quick, seed collection volunteer Sue said ‘I have been very impressed with Louise’s commitment to the job, which is particularly difficult as she has to...

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Jan 15 2018

Special recognition for HLF

Special Recognition Award Heritage Lottery funding, and the support of National Lottery players, allowed the Trust to make a massive step-change in its ancient woodland restoration activity across the UK. Building on the success of our Heritage Lottery-funded Ancient Tree Hunt project, where we amassed a team...

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Jan 15 2018

Sapling award

For the first time this year as part of the Volunteer Awards we decided to award the Sapling Award. This award is for a pupil at a school who has shown an outstanding contribution to engaging their school and wider school community with woods and trees. The...

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Jan 15 2018

2017 National volunteer awards

Our annual celebration event was held on 2 December at Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham. A drinks reception was followed by lunch for 120 people, including nominated volunteers and their guests. Hosted by the BBC’s Adam Shaw, our chair of trustees Baroness Barbara Young presented the awards and...

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