Feb 25 2020

Coppicing at Butcher’s Wood

Despite recent heavy rain and windy weather, volunteers from Butcher’s Wood have continued their coppicing work this winter to help improve the woodland ecology at the site.   Butchers Wood is a small (7.12ha) ancient semi-natural woodland at the northern boundary of the South Downs National Park...

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Feb 25 2020

Farewell to Simon Bateman-Brown

[caption id="attachment_16129" align="alignleft" width="225"] Simon and Tish with their farewell cakes[/caption] Volunteers from Langley Vale Wood bid farewell to site manager Simon Bateman-Brown on Thursday 20 February, as he leaves the Woodland Trust for pastures new at Kent Wildlife Trust.   Simon has been with the Trust since...

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Jan 31 2020

A new life for Hucking

We bought the Hucking Estate in 1997 and began our ground-breaking restoration project. Twenty years later the people of Kent and beyond rallied in their thousands to donate to our urgent appeal to bring a slice of disused farmland next to Hucking safely into our...

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Jan 17 2020

Volunteers go a-wassailing at Langley Vale Wood

[caption id="attachment_15189" align="alignright" width="440"] Wassail procession at Langley Vale Wood. Photo credit: Tish Johnson[/caption] On Sunday 12 January volunteers from Langley Vale Wood picked up their pots and pans, embellished their stakes and wooden pegs and went wassailing to scare away evil spirits and wake the...

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