• New Forest Trees- Forgotten History?

    This blog is written by Michael Clarke, who was involved with the Ancient Tree Project in the New Forest. Perhaps one of the most documented of ancient Royal Forests, the New Forest can still reveal links to a forgotten past when for many centuries it provided timber for the shipyards which operated in Southampton, Portsmouth […]

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  • Chanticleer’s Wood

    This blog is written by author Lenka Medlik who talks about how her book Chanticleer’s Wood explores the significance of trees and our connections with them.   Many of us know a special tree; one we’ve made a den in, or just watched over the years…or felt watched over by. In my book Chanticleer’s Wood, […]

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  • Trees and Climate

    This blog is by Eleanor Webster from the RHS on how trees can mitigate the effects of climate change. Throughout history, trees have played an intrinsic role in the development of cultures across the world, serving as meeting points for ancient rituals and forming the basis of myths and legends. Some have been revered to such […]

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  • A Song for Gillfield Wood

    You can hear a rough recording at https://soundcloud.com/sally-goldsmith/gillfield-wood-song   Gillfield Wood is an ancient wood in Totley on the south west edge of Sheffield near the edge of the Peak District National Park. It is a lovely, wild and unmanicured wood, following a boundary between two parishes. A meandery brook runs through it, eventually becoming […]

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  • The Tree Charter: Working With Schools and Young People

    The Tree Charter: Working with schools and young people   We have got some exciting Tree Charter resources for schools! Under-18s cannot sign the Tree Charter, so we have had to be creative with the way that we get them to show support. Schools can sign up as a whole and community groups can gather […]

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  • How woodland therapy can help people living with dementia

    This is an article from the John Muir Trust journal from Autumn 2016 (Page 26). You can find the whole journal on their website.   The Trust’s membership officer, Emma Cessford takes a walk in the woods to explore ground-breaking new research. Mandy Cook, a PhD student from the University of Dundee and a member of the […]

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  • The Woodland Project

    One of our Charter Branches, Circle of Life Rediscovery, has been doing great work connecting people with trees! Here Harriet Holmes explains what their recent grant success means for the future of their project.   The Woodland Project in East Sussex offers days out in nature for families who have a child with a severe […]

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  • The Memory of Trees Conference

    This blog is re-blogged from Anna Burton’s website, and describes the Memory of Trees conference in Liverpool on the 20th April. You can visit Anna’s blog page ‘narratives and knotholes’ to read more.   Posted on May 2, 2017May 2, 2017 by annaelizabethburton ‘The Memory of Trees’ one-day conference took place at the University of Liverpool […]

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  • A tree-mendous week at Creggan Country Park

    St John’s Primary School pupils were invited to take part in some fun outdoor learning workshops at Creggan Country Park from 10th to 13th April 2017.  The week kicked off with some tree maths. 32 pupils learned how to estimate the age and height of their chosen tree. Tuesday was all about woodland art and […]

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  • The Student Council; engaging students in woods and trees

    The student council came together through the National Union of Students and is made up of students throughout England, Wales and Scotland. We’ve held stalls in Liverpool and Manchester, tree planting days in Bangor, art exhibitions in London and also allocated funds to hold forestry dinners in Inverness. Student Unions have too been active, collecting […]

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