Dec 11 2020

Volunteering – What it means to me?

Volunteering for the Woodland Trust - What it means to me?   I’ve only recently started volunteering with the Woodland Trust at Brynau woods, as a volunteer warden. My reason for volunteering is for several reasons, the first being my passion for nature itself. As a person...

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Dec 11 2020

Heroes for a heroic woods

Coed Ffos Las Coed Ffos Las is a young woodland bursting into life, planted on the slopes of the Gwendraeth Valley as a memorial to lives lost in the First World War. The Woodland Trust purchased the site near Llanelli in 2014. As part of the...

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Nov 27 2020

Fresh air and Fellowship

After a long wait, some of our Woodland Working groups have been able to get back outside again. With new safety measures in place, we were delighted to welcome back our volunteers at Cefn Ila and Bryanu.   Cefn Ila   Cefn Ila is just outside Usk in South East...

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Nov 11 2020

Don’t miss our Wales Events…

Wednesday 25th November 2020 at 7.30pm – 9.00pm It’s always inspiring to meet up with our volunteers and hear what you’ve been up to. I’d love you all to attend our first ever virtual gathering! We will have talks from staff and volunteers, as well as a...

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Nov 04 2020

What’s in a name?

What's in a name? Plenty when it comes to woods says David Crowley   "Lots of Welsh placenames give us clues to how the landscape once looked, especially when it comes to woods and trees. The Dyfi port of Derwenlas translates as ‘Blue oak’, for example, and...

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Oct 30 2020

A warm welcome to a new volunteer

[caption id="attachment_19063" align="alignnone" width="700"] The stunning entrance to Cwm Mynach, photo by Mark Zytynski[/caption]     For the last 5 years our Coed Cadw volunteer, Brian, has been water sampling at Cwm Mynach near Dolgellau in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. We monitor the difference in the run-off from commercial...

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Oct 08 2020

Virtual Volunteers – Zoom into action!

Meeting new volunteers At the end of September we hosted a Zoom meeting for our new cohort of volunteers for our Brynau woodland. A range of volunteers including wardens, livestock monitors, historical researchers and woodland working group members were able to attend. We even managed to...

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