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Building Bridges – working with young people at March Wood

Building Bridges – working with young people at March Wood

by Dave ~ 9 October, 2009 ~ one comment

Regular readers of the blog will be familiar with March Wood, the site of Play Action which gives city children an experience of the outdoors.  Play Action is a community project supported by Woodands.co.uk.  Dave Newton talks about the positive experiences of working with young people at March Wood. Read more...

A Day with Ben Law

A Day with Ben Law

by David Cole ~ 24 July, 2009 ~ 7 comments

David Cole spends a day with Ben Law at his wonderful woodland house and gets a glimpse into a life dedicated to a working  woodland. Read more...

Festival of the Tree 2008, Westonbirt Arboretum

Festival of the Tree 2008, Westonbirt Arboretum

by Richard ~ 29 August, 2008 ~ 4 comments

Once again it was a pleasure to meet everyone who called in at the Woodlands.co.uk  stand at Westonbirt over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Read more...

Bluebell Woods

Bluebell Woods

by Michael ~ 18 April, 2008 ~ 18 comments

One of the pleasures of working for Woodlands.co.uk is the opportunity to enjoy some really spectacular displays of bluebells at this time of year, for example Low Orltons Copse, Kilnfield Wood and Ball Wood in Sussex are beautiful now.  (You can see some pictures of these woods in the South-East section of the website.) 

However, for those of us who aren’t lucky enough to own our own wood (yet!), the National Trust has selected 10 of its best bluebell woodlands Read more...

Forest Schools - Education and Woodlands

Forest Schools – Education and Woodlands

by Jackie ~ 8 February, 2008 ~ 5 comments

What is a Forest School?  Jackie Jeffrey of Play Action Ltd explains:-

Many years ago I was lucky enough to have teachers who used many different methods to help me to learn. I remember my times camping in the forest and finding out the names of the different trees and birds that I had previously ignored. Read more...

RFS walk - University of Surrey

RFS walk – University of Surrey

by Angus ~ 22 November, 2006 ~ 2 comments

Hidden off the A3 and behind Guildford, the University of Surrey has an amazing collection of unusual trees. These have been planted regularly since the university located here in the 1960s and include Pecan and single-leafed pine.

On Saturday 28th October the renowned tree expert, Keith Rushforth guided a tour around the 1600 trees, many of which were planted as commemorative trees for graduations, Read more...

In-wood chestnut centre

In-wood chestnut centre

by Angus ~ 15 August, 2006 ~ 3 comments

Recently, I joined a Royal Forestry Society "day out" which included a visit to a business which is doing something quite unusual and of great benefit to woodland owners, especially those with chestnut coppice.

The Woodland Centre at Whitesmith near Lewes in East Sussex is home to a factory that makes use of small diameter timber sourced locally from deciduous trees (mainly chestnut). The owner of the business, In-wood Developments Ltd, was set up Read more...

The Big Green Gathering 2006

The Big Green Gathering 2006

by Mike Thompson ~ 25 July, 2006 ~ one comment

Wednesday 2nd – Sunday 6th August are the dates for Europe's biggest Green Gathering which takes place at Fernhill Farm on the Mendip Hills in North Somerset close to Bristol.

The Big Green Gathering lasts for 5 days and is a camping event. It grew out of the original Green Gatherings of the 1980's, as well as the Green Fields of Glastonbury Music Read more...

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