July 20, 2017

  • fly tipping

    Fly tipping is taking away vital resources from Devon’s forests

    The Forestry Commission is asking local people to be vigilant in reporting any incidents of fly tipping that they witness in Devon’s forests, particularly on the hugely sensitive site at Stoke Woods. Illegal fly tipping regularly takes place at Stoke Woods which results in a large scale clear up operations involving staff from the Forestry Commission with continued and valuable support from Exeter City Council. Over recent months the Forestry Commission have had to deal with a range of fly tip including; building rubble, discarded tarmac, asbestos sheeting, bags full of domestic and garden waste, hospital waste, tyres, bags of…

  • Conservationists

    Conservationists pledge to protect ancient trees during summer conference

    Conservationists have pledged to protect the UK’s ancient trees during a summit in Epping Forest. The Ancient Tree Forum held its annual summer conference in the forest this week, where experts discussed how to save trees across the country. Topics discussed included introducing new legislation to protect ancient trees from threats such as disease and declining soil health. The City of London Corporation, which runs Epping Forest, also signed a declaration alongside experts to promote conservation and encourage others to do the same. Philip Woodhouse, chairman of the Epping Forest Management Committee, said: “The conference was a great success and…

  • City of Trees

    City of Trees partner with Swinton Group to green up one of most polluted areas in Manchester

    Green-fingered colleagues at Swinton Group, the UK’s largest high street broker, partnered with City of Trees as part of the company’s commitment to plant trees in one of the most polluted areas of Greater Manchester. The team worked with Kingsway and Barton Clough primary schools in Davyhulme to maintain the 650 birch trees, fruit trees and mixed saplings they’d planted at a launch in November. Pupils helped to maintain the trees by cutting back grass and weeds and laying woodchip at the roots so they continue to grow. It is hoped the new trees will help to improve air quality,…

  • HS2

    Woodland Trust respond to HS2 phase 2a environmental statement

    The High Speed 2 (HS2) phase 2a environmental statement has been released to outline the significant environmental effects along the route and the measures that are being taken to manage, reduce and monitor those effects. The statement can be found here. In response to the statement, the Woodland Trust posted the following on their website: “The Envrionmental Statement for HS2’s Phase 2a (from West Midlands to Crewe) has now been published, and the the loss to ancient woodland is far worse than we anticipated. We are horrified to learn that: There will be direct loss to 10 ancient, irreplaceable woods,…

  • RHS Tatton

    City of Trees hosting walks and talk at RHS Tatton

    Working alongside Bruntwood in their Feature Garden the leading environmental charity will be delivering a range of activities to engage and inspire at RHS Tatton. City of Trees is hosting special activities and talks over the course of the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, 19 – 24 July, including foraging walks and talks, an introduction to forest bathing as well as family-friendly activity sessions. The activities are designed to enhance and complement partner Bruntwood’s feature garden ‘The Bruntwood Experiment’ which champions urban greening through an exploration of the different ways we can use the often overlooked plants, written off as…

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fly tipping

Fly tipping is taking away vital resources from Devon’s forests

Jul 20, 2017

The Forestry Commission is asking local people to be vigilant in reporting any incidents of fly tipping that they witness in Devon’s forests, particularly on the hugely sensitive site at Stoke Woods. Illegal fly tipping regularly takes place at Stoke Woods which results in a large scale clear up operations involving staff from the Forestry Commission with continued and valuable support from Exeter City Council. Over recent months the Forestry Commission have had to deal with a range of fly tip including; building rubble, discarded tarmac, asbestos sheeting, bags full of domestic and garden waste, hospital waste, tyres, bags of…

Conservationists

Conservationists pledge to protect ancient trees during summer conference

Jul 19, 2017

Conservationists have pledged to protect the UK’s ancient trees during a summit in Epping Forest. The Ancient Tree Forum held its annual summer conference in the forest this week, where experts discussed how to save trees across the country. Topics discussed included introducing new legislation to protect ancient trees from threats such as disease and declining soil health. The City of London Corporation, which runs Epping Forest, also signed a declaration alongside experts to promote conservation and encourage others to do the same. Philip Woodhouse, chairman of the Epping Forest Management Committee, said: “The conference was a great success and…

City of Trees

City of Trees partner with Swinton Group to green up one of most polluted areas in Manchester

Jul 19, 2017

Green-fingered colleagues at Swinton Group, the UK’s largest high street broker, partnered with City of Trees as part of the company’s commitment to plant trees in one of the most polluted areas of Greater Manchester. The team worked with Kingsway and Barton Clough primary schools in Davyhulme to maintain the 650 birch trees, fruit trees and mixed saplings they’d planted at a launch in November. Pupils helped to maintain the trees by cutting back grass and weeds and laying woodchip at the roots so they continue to grow. It is hoped the new trees will help to improve air quality,…

HS2

Woodland Trust respond to HS2 phase 2a environmental statement

Jul 19, 2017

The High Speed 2 (HS2) phase 2a environmental statement has been released to outline the significant environmental effects along the route and the measures that are being taken to manage, reduce and monitor those effects. The statement can be found here. In response to the statement, the Woodland Trust posted the following on their website: “The Envrionmental Statement for HS2’s Phase 2a (from West Midlands to Crewe) has now been published, and the the loss to ancient woodland is far worse than we anticipated. We are horrified to learn that: There will be direct loss to 10 ancient, irreplaceable woods,…

RHS Tatton

City of Trees hosting walks and talk at RHS Tatton

Jul 18, 2017

Working alongside Bruntwood in their Feature Garden the leading environmental charity will be delivering a range of activities to engage and inspire at RHS Tatton. City of Trees is hosting special activities and talks over the course of the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, 19 – 24 July, including foraging walks and talks, an introduction to forest bathing as well as family-friendly activity sessions. The activities are designed to enhance and complement partner Bruntwood’s feature garden ‘The Bruntwood Experiment’ which champions urban greening through an exploration of the different ways we can use the often overlooked plants, written off as…

Peter Goodwin

Peter Goodwin posthumously awarded RFS Sylva Trophy

Jul 18, 2017

The renown timber furniture manufacturer and one of the founders of Woodland Heritage, Peter Goodwin, has been posthumously awarded with the Sylva Trophy for his outstanding contribution to forestry by the Royal Forestry Society (RFS). The Trophy was presented to Peter’s widow Sally at the 2017 Excellence in Forestry Awards at Grimsthorpe Castle by Sir Jack Whitaker, immediate past President of the RFS. Receiving the award, Sally said how delighted the family was to receive the award, describing it as like winning the Olympics of forestry. Peter had received the Royal Forestry Society’s Gold Medal for distinguished services to forestry in…