Sep 25 2018

An Island Adventure

On the 14th of September, three hardy tree verifiers headed to Inchmahome Island on the Lake of Menteith, near Stirling, to record the spectacular ancient trees.  David Alderman of the Tree Register of the British Isles has written a very enjoyable piece about their trip:   The...

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Sep 24 2018

Diptera surveys at Smithills

Every morning offers something different at the Smithills Estate. If you are wondering what Phil is doing in these pictures he is surveying diptera (flies). He's been studying Smithills diptera for years. Over the next months and years we'll be looking at species on the fire-damaged...

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Sep 21 2018

What’s in the Box?

The hazel dormouse is one of those woodland animals that, just by its presence in the woods, gives us an indication of where the healthy habitats are. As a tree dwelling species, dormice need unbroken woodland cover to move around; foraging and finding a mate....

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Sep 19 2018

Skipton Castle Woods Summer Update

Its’s been a while since we have updated you on the activity at Skipton Castle Woods, one of the trusts Visitor Experience Destination Sites. The Skipton Project Team has been busy progressing the interpretation plan, visitor experience design plan and engagement plan since January -...

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Mixed woodland with steep banks and river flowing through it
Sep 18 2018

Woods under Threat Detector network update September 2018

Welcome to the network update for the woods under threat detector volunteers . This month: Training Materials Upcoming events Peoples Walk for Wildlife Tree Charter Day Campaigns, blogs and a little light reading   Best wishes and thanks for all your hard work Sarah   Woods under Threat Detector Training Materials In addition to the Woods under...

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Sep 17 2018

Invasive Rhododendron well and truly bashed!

The volunteer Woodland Working Group (WWG) at Kinclaven Bluebell Wood in Perthshire have made a start on removing Rhododendron ponticum that is choking parts of this beautiful ancient oak woodland.  Twelve hardy volunteers from the group helped out last Thursday to start removing some of the highly invasive shrub, which...

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