News & Events

UK Squirrel Accord – Project Update | 27th Mar, 2021

There has been an interesting progress report from the UK Squirrel Accord, who are midway through their project of finding a species specific oral contraception for the invasive non-native grey squirrel.

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Bumblebees and trees | 23rd Mar, 2021

Thanks to Gill Perkins, the CEO of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust for her fascinating presentation on why bumblebees are so important as pollinators, the threats to their habitat and what woodland owners can do to help them.

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John Evelyn’s Sylva | 30th Oct, 2020

Plagues and lockdowns are nothing new, as anyone who has ever read the words of the great 17th century diarists, Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn will know. Read more …

Building a New Old Barn part III | 27th Jun, 2020

Well this Barn project continues, albeit in fits and starts. I guess there’s never a good time to have a global pandemic as many of the medieval builders may also have found, however after 3 months of relatively little activity it’s nice to get back to being a bit more productive and pushing the project forward. Two years after putting in the footing and concrete slab the frame emerged, sat neatly on top of the brick plinth it now admires the view over the Hastings Ridge for the first time.

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Low Impact Milling in Small Woodlands | 08th Jan, 2020

Forestry can sometimes look like quite a destructive process. Felling on a large scale will often leave a site looking harsh and barren, scarred by the ruts and compaction left by the movements of huge machines. Read more …

SWOG visits Sylva | 01st Nov, 2019

It was a wet day and initially the introductions threatened to become bogged down in talk of SWOG bogs, or woodland loos, which are probably worth a whole workshop of their own. However, we were at Sylva to learn about woodland mapping, specifically the benefits of Sylva’s free myForest woodland management planning system. Read more …

SWOG day at Sylva | 30th Sep, 2019

SWOG members are invited to an exclusive day of activities at the Sylva Wood Centre, including a workshop in online mapping and a tour of the centre. Read more …

August Newsletter | 06th Aug, 2019

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SWOG Meeting at Flatropers, East Sussex | 31st Jul, 2019

In contrast to last year’s event at this beautiful woodland in East Sussex, the heavens opened and stayed that way for most of the guided walk around the reserve.  Despite the weather, Alice Parfit from the Sussex Wildlife Trust enthused the attendees, and no one left disappointed – only a little soggy. Read more …

Inside the National Forest | 09th Jun, 2019

The National Forest straddles an area of the Midlands, stretching across Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Established more than 30 years ago, it is a post-industrial region that has been regenerated to become a sustainable and much-loved part of the landscape. Read more …

June News | 06th Jun, 2019

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Newsletter May | 06th Jun, 2019

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SWOG meeting, National Forest | 04th Apr, 2019

11 May 2019  11am–3pm
We are delighted that Daniel Small, Woodland Management Officer in the National Forest, is going to lead a SWOG meeting in the National Forest. Read more …

Woodfairs 2019 | 25th Mar, 2019

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Mosses in Nottinghamshire | 14th Feb, 2019

An Introduction to Mosses and Liverworts Notts Wildlife Trust
Saturday 23rd February at Rushcliffe Country Park Classroom, 11am-4pm.
Followed by two field sessions, the first of which is on 2 March Read more …

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