Aug 22 2018

Owlet Wood Update

Hello everyone, summer update on the Owlets plantation nature reserve. Well the summer season started off with some expensive repairs after someone decided to relieve the reserve of two of its kissing gates and 40 foot of fencing, all taken during the night and at weekends,...

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Aug 21 2018

Tree pests & diseases course

The first two weekends in August saw training on identifying common tree pests and diseases take place across the north of England for volunteers.   This is part of a  training programme of practical courses being run across the region this year, aimed at improving knowledge, skills and...

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Jul 20 2018

Gorse Covert Mounds update

If you visit the top of Pestfurlong Hill you will now discover a beautiful newly installed bench to sit and enjoy the view. Produced with local sustainable timber by the Earth Skills project it provides a perfect spot to relax.   There has also been a huge...

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Jul 19 2018

Cumbria Volunteer Network day

Thanks to all of our Cumbria volunteers who joined site manager Heather Swift and I for a great day at Finsthwaite on Saturday. After a morning spent in Finsthwaite Village Hall and a really tasty lunch kindly provided by Vanessa, Judith and co. from Finsthwaite village,...

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Jun 30 2018

Summer Tree Identification Training Days

Last weekend volunteers and community woodland group members in both North west and North East England came together for two one day introduction to summer tree identification courses.   Volunteers were joined by course tutor Edward Mills, who did a fantastic job of helping us get to grips...

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