Mar 16 2019

Cheshire Wood Allotments

Wood Allotments is a scheme developed by the Mersey Forest to enable woodland owners to engage local communities and manage their woods by allowing people to cut down selected trees for firewood in a woodland that is in need of thinning. It’s a great way...

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Mar 15 2019

Access Improvements at Sandybrook

Approximately £26,000 of funded access work has just been competed at Sandybrook, Preston. Sandybrook is one of a cluster of 8 Woodland Trust sites in the city of Preston which has a population of approx. one hundred and thirty thousand people.   The work is part of...

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Mar 10 2019

Smithills Update March 8th

Hello all It’s been a very busy week here!    Tree planting This week 260 people have helped us to plant 3,000 trees – we were joined by four local schools, the Forestry Commission, Seddons, Selfridges, Enterprise Car Hire, Co-op Insurance, Bolton at Home, AFG Law, City of...

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Mar 04 2019

Smithills Estate Update 1st March 2019

Hello all Welcome to our new volunteers – Sarah Hodgetts (Woodland Working Group / Volunteer Photographer) Gael Kouam (Woodland Working Group / Wildlife Group)   Spring wildlife Our wildlife volunteers have been photographing plants and wildlife across the estate, including frogspawn and lesser celandine (the ‘herald of spring’)… spring is certainly...

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Feb 22 2019

Smithills Update 22nd Feb 2019

New Estate Ranger Our new Ranger, Andy Thorn, started this week. He will be taking over volunteer management for our practical task days, and also for our wardens and practical group leaders.  He is looking forward to meeting our volunteer group!   Next Volunteer Task Day – 10 March Is… you guessed...

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