Mar 27 2020

New Volunteer, New Site

The Young People’s Forest is an excellent project for conserving native tree species, including oak, cherry and silver birch trees. Volunteering for The Woodland Trust has taught me how important it is to plant native tree species at the Mead site, including the silver birch...

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Mar 20 2020

Northern Forest Update

The Northern Forest has been a priority for the Woodland Trust now for 2 seasons with huge targets to hit via our MOREwoods projects. As of last week, the number of trees planted within the Northern Forest through MOREwoods was 103,000 trees  – An unbelievably...

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Mar 16 2020

Smithills Update 13th March 2020

Hello all Starting this week’s update with some information on current guidance around coronavirus and how this affects volunteering: Government guidance The government has asked that anyone with the following symptoms: Fever New, continuous cough stays at home for 7 days. If this affects you, please follow the guidance...

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Mar 13 2020

New Moss Wood Project Enhancing Biodiversity

  New Moss Wood project to enhance biodiversity and visitor experience Work is underway at New Moss Wood near Salford to deliver approximately £100K of biodiversity and visitor improvements with funding from Enovert Landfill, Salford City Council and Carbon Landscape HLF. New Moss Wood is located on...

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Mar 02 2020

Smithills Update 28th Feb 2020

Hello all Welcome Welcome to John Shannon, Darran Hamilton and Diane  Berg Oliveira! Hope you enjoy your time volunteering with us. Smithills Volunteer Awards At the SSG meeting we had our very first volunteer awards. We had asked you all to come up with nominations for the awards, and...

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Feb 24 2020

Coppicing and Hedgelaying at Spud Wood

The hardworking volunteers from the Spud Wood woodland working group have been busy throughout the winter months coppicing hazel and laying an old thorn hedge that runs through the site. A dedicated band of them, led by volunteer leader Nick Storer, have been working most...

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Feb 24 2020

Footpath improvements at Nidd Gorge

Thanks to all of our Nidd Gorge practical volunteers who braved the weather last week to help undertake footpath improvements at the site. The group, led by Sam Walker from Harrogate Borough Council,  managed to dodge the worst of the weather. However it was muddy...

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