Jan 24 2019

Coppicing at Castle Hills Wood

Thanks to everyone who came along on our practical work day at Castle Hills, Castleside, near Consett last week for a lovely day of hazel coppicing. Working in the central area of the site, volunteers worked hard coppicing and creating deer protection 'cylinders' made up from...

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Jan 24 2019

Northern Forest …the story so far

Our planning and delivery of the Northern Forest is moving forward almost a year since it was first announced. We’ve finally got the contract with Defra signed, which took a considerable amount of work by the team led by Darren Moorcroft Director of Estate & Outreach...

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Jan 22 2019

Observatree Needs You!

Observatree is currently recruiting a big cohort of new volunteers, the advert for which can be found here: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/opportunities/tree-health-surveyor-various-locations/   Established in 2013 and led by Forest Research, Observatree is a multi-partner project that began as a four year project with 50% funding from the EU’s LIFE...

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Jan 16 2019

Smithills Update

    Hi all and happy new year   Our next Smithills next task day will be on Sunday 20 January, 9.30 – 12.30. We will be tree planting, and we have a LOT of trees to plant! All Smithills volunteers, please do come along if you fancy helping...

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