Sep 24 2018

It’s been a bad year for Ticks….

    Earlier in the year we published a bulletin of the dangers of Ticks and Lyme disease, which unfortunately is becoming more prevalent in the UK. Ticks are most active between May & June and again between August and November. Since the our last article two members of Woodland Trust...

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Sep 19 2018

Record breaking open garden in Co. Down

On Saturday 8th September our Engagement Officer Michelle McCaughtry alongside NI Director Patrick Cregg and a small group of valiant volunteers hosted an open garden at Rosemount House estate in Greyabbey, Co. Down with spectacular results.   Our expectations were more than exceeded. We had hoped to welcome around 200...

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Jul 31 2018

Whittle maintenance

Just to let you know that Whittle will be unavailable on the 2nd August. We are temporarily taking the website offline to perform some essential maintenance tests. You will be unable to log in for the duration of the maintenance period which is expected to be one...

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Jul 24 2018

We’ve done it! Victory for our ancients

  After two decades of campaigning we have today secured the future of ancient woods and trees.   And we couldn't be happier!   Government amendments to the National Planning Policy Framework published today mean ancient woods and ancient and veteran trees now have the highest possible protection from...

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Jul 23 2018

Dangerous plants guidance

This Guidance is designed to draw attention to toxic plants that are often encountered while working on conservation tasks – it is not exhaustive, and there are other toxic plants within our countryside that are not covered here.   The plants detailed below, however, can pose a...

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Jul 09 2018

Smithills Fire – An update

    You have probably seen the news about the wildfires currently hitting several parts of the country. Unfortunately one of those locations is the Woodland Trust Smithills Estate.     Two separate fires were reported on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th at opposite ends of the Smithills Estate. These two...

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