Practising first aid outdoors
Jan 15 2018

Outdoor first aid training

Volunteers from throughout the north have been giving up their weekends to come along and take part in a two day outdoor first aid qualification to support the work of our practical woodland working groups throughout the region. Delivered by Lancashire First Aid, the course...

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Two smiling volunteers holding up a bowsaw
Jan 15 2018

Big clear out at Spud wood

A big clear up was carried out recently at Spud Wood in Lymm by Woodland Trust volunteers, supported by management staff from the Bridgewater Canal Company and their contractors. Members of the Friends of Spud Wood spent more than 35 hours clearing and chipping brash...

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Volunteer group members posing with tools
Jan 15 2018

Sibsey wood inaugural meeting

Ever made a promise at a dinner party, then woken up the next day thinking, ‘Oh god I’m going to have to go through with this’. Yes, me too. Quite recently. In this case I said I’d see if I could find a little community...

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Jan 15 2018

Hedley Hall woodland day

Volunteers of the Hedley Hall Woodland Group gathered at the Hedley Hall Wood, near Gateshead for a coppicing day in the glorious sunshine. The wood is an attractive mosaic of ancient woodland, glade and peat bog including Ridley Gill, a 9-hectare ancient woodland Site of...

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Jan 15 2018

Smithills volunteers visit Skipton Castle Woods

Jess Britch, Smithills Estate Ranger joined 15 volunteers from Smithills in a day out meeting with fellow volunteers from Skipton Castle Woods. Volunteers were welcomed by Visitor Experience Officer Hazel Birdsall-Singer and Lead Volunteer Andrew Powell at the Skipton Woods site. The visit was extremely...

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Jan 15 2018

Tackling the increasing threat to tree health

Tackling the increasing threat to tree health The discovery of Chalara Dieback of Ash in 2012 raised Government and public awareness of threats to plant health from new pests and diseases. This resulted in the development of a Plant Biosecurity Strategy for Great Britain, highlighting activities to improve...

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