Aug 06 2021

Gaining new skills at Mead

Site manager Chris Williams, was joined last week by Elyse White, a member of the Young People's Forest Youth Forum and also a second year student at Nottingham Trent University to assist with and learn about tree safety and tree pests and diseases. She later...

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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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Jun 10 2019

Launch of the Young People Forest

On the 10th May we gathered for our launch event at Mead in Derbyshire, the UK’s first Young People’s Forest. This new 162ha  site is a former open cast coal mine, similar in many respects to QEDJW in Leicestershire. However this new acquisition has the added...

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