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Don’t quote me on this if it’s wrong, but....
Spread the word, hit share. The beast from the east is coming this weekend and into next week. Bitterly cold easterly winds, -15c windchill factors, day time te...mperatures struggling to get above freezing, significant air frost by night, snow risk for many. A risk to plants, business and potential disruption from snowfall for some areas. I'll keep you updated. The latest blog post regarding this is below:
For Valentine's Day we thought we'd share this touching story.
When his wife of 33 years died suddenly, Winston Howes decided to create a lasting tribute to he...r. He planted thousands of oak saplings leaving a heart-shaped clearing in the middle where he could sit and remember her. His romantic labour of love cannot be seen from the road but this aerial shot shows it in all its glory.
Beautiful isn't it? Happy Valentine's Day everyone.
This is why you shouldn’t have a go yourself!
We moan about having to do tickets and buying expensive safety equiptment. But end of the day your life is worth so much more than the tre...e's your taking down!
Genuinely hope this poor chap is okay. Bet he won't ever do it again after this!
Help save hogs!
Hedgehog numbers halved since the millennium. The State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2018 report says Britain has lost half its hedgehogs in less than two decades. Th...e main causes are habitat loss and lack of landscape-scale connectivity.
Woodland edge and hedgerow destruction and poor management are major contributing factors in hedgehog decline, causing habitat loss and reducing macroinvertebrates available for food. The use of pesticides on farmland and garden plots can have detrimental impacts on hedgehogs and their food supply. In urban areas, the use of impermeable fencing, loss of compost heaps and increasing development are other major issues.
You can help hedgehogs and other wildlife by planting trees, hedgerows and woods on your land or in your local community. Compost heaps are a favourite home for hedgehogs and providing holes or gaps in fences and hedges will allow them access to your land.
Read more about how you can help at http://www.woodlandtru.st/i2Qek
With lifespans of up to 3,000 years, the oldest living thing in the UK is easily a yew tree. Yews have witnessed some monumental moments in our history. A yew w...as said to have sheltered Robert the Bruce, it was under a yew that the Magna Carta was sealed and the same yew was also believed to be a meeting place for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
Could a yew be immortal? Yews are incredibly long lived; in fact they live for around 900 years before they become ancient. That’s compared to around 400 years for an oak tree. Ancient yews can then expect to go on thriving for thousands of years. The association with immortality could have come about because of the evergreen foliage or because of the yew's amazing ability to renew itself. They can return to life from apparent decay.
Can you guess the name of the UK's oldest yew? Read more about the UK's ancient yews at http://www.woodlandtru.st/CneUr
We're thrilled to announce that together with The Community Forest Trusts, we plan to create an exciting new Northern Forest that will comprise of over 50 milli...on trees over 25 years. The project will embrace the major cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Chester and Hull as well as major towns across the north.
Read more about this ambitious project on our website http://www.woodlandtru.st/o8nIK
It's on its way!
Major storm surge & hurricane force winds are forecast for tonight for large parts of the UK & Ireland.
Extra information on this major storm is at http://veryw...eather.co.uk/Warning-storm-to-hit-uk-with-90mp…/
Warnings have been issued.
Please SHARE to warn others.
Good start to the week, if a little cold! Silver birch crown reduction. Pictures show previous cuts where the tree was ‘topped’ (badly pruned) and failed to heal resulting in rot pockets. The tree will require reasonably regular pruning as a result to limit the weight and stress on the rotting unions, and will eventually have to be pruned below the rotting wood.
A good example why you should never employ the door knocking slash and dash guys.
(The oak in the background was reduced by us last year)
Any landowners out there interested in planting a new woodland,or expanding an existing one? There are many benefits to this and possible funding available.