Nov 23 2018

Going underground at Willesley Wood

Willesley Wood is a beautiful site found in the heart of England’s National Forest, which is in Leicestershire . Willesley was one of the first woodlands to be created as part of the National Forest project and is made up of a mixture of maturing woodland, wetland and meadow...

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Nov 22 2018

WW1 Planting at Frank’s Wood

On Sunday 18 November Colerne Parish remembered their First World War fallen by the planting of 23 trees in the Woodland Trust’s Frank’s Wood. Wiltshire Council, through the Woodland Trust’s First World War project, invited communities to mark the centenary by planting trees across the county,...

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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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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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