• 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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  • Trees, People and the Built Environment Conference 3

    The third Trees, People and the Built Environment conference, hosted by the ICF team is happening at the University of Birmingham today and tomorrow, the 5th and 6th April. The full programme includes speakers coming from around the world. The following information is from ICF’s website. ‘The Trees, People and the Built Environment conference is […]

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  • Threat Detectors

    I first learnt about the role of a Woods Under Threat Detector when volunteer manager Sarah Cooley gave a presentation at a WT networking day. I already volunteered for the trust as a tree surveyor, monitoring the key pests and diseases threatening our trees. Seeking out ancient woodland at risk of damage or destruction by […]

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  • A Poem About Trees

    This poem was written by Julie Rolls.   We want your poems about trees and woods! We are always looking for examples of the different ways in which trees and woods inspire people! Please send us your poems and songs to TreeCharter@woodlandtrust.org.uk.  

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  • Charter Champions Day- Threat Detectors

    We will be holding a series of days this year, to encourage Charter Champions to think about their role after November. These days will be an opportunity to see the work of the Woodland Trust, and get involved with other volunteering positions. The first day will be for Threat Detectors: I’d like to invite you […]

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  • Forest School- Why Trees?

    I had a conversation with someone the other day that was interested in Forest School, but questioned why the ethos put an emphasis on it taking place in a woodland. It made me remember how I had a similar concern when I was first introduced to Forest School. At the time I wondered why a […]

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  • Tree – mendous Fun in Penny Woods

    It was just after the war when our little gang of intrepid boy explorers found our way for the first time into ‘Penny Woods’. This little woodland is nestled below the 14thcentury church of St Mary’s in Penwortham on the outskirts of Preston in Lancashire. The wood itself could be graded into two parts, one […]

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  • Learning to Climb

    They give us oxygen. They are a vital part of the ecosystem. But more than that they provide wonderful woods to walk in and are lovely to look at. As a child I used to love climbing a particular apple tree in my grandparents’ garden. It had five main branches, each of which was climbable, […]

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  • Jewish, Christian and Muslim teens show their love for the environment together…

    Interfaith Planting Teenagers from Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith schools across London came together on 7 February to plant trees at Heartwood Forest and demonstrate a shared love for trees and the wider environment. 45 teenage boys and girls from Muslim, Jewish and Christian single-faith schools planted saplings at the Woodland’s Trust Heartwood Forest in […]

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  • Charm for a Forest

      Inside a forest dark and damp Inside the damp droplets of life Inside the life, a hot pulsation Inside the pulsation a vibrant stew Inside the stew a nourishing forest.     Pauline Radley 23rd April 2016     Cover photo by Sarah Rouse   If you would like to share your tree related […]

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