Woodland Trust Blog

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Moccas Hill: bringing a lost medieval deer park back to life

by Christine Reid, Head of Conservation on 24 October 2016

The partnership project to restore Moccas Hill Wood is off to a flying start thanks to Woodland Trust and Natural England, transforming a hill-top conifer forest back to its medieval deer park roots with a modern twist.

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When to pick hazelnuts? Guide to foraging nuts in the UK

by Bethany Brown, Content Officer on 24 October 2016

When is the right time to pick a hazelnut? Hazel nuts being to ripen when the leaves on the trees change colour. Most ripe nuts are found in September and October, depending on the weather.

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Electric sheep dream of trees!

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 21 October 2016

We are keen to help those who recognise the values of woods and trees and not only offer advice and support, but also tree packs at a subsidised price; just one third of the cost price. Find out more.

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Defaid electrig yn breuddwydio am goed!

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 21 October 2016

Mae Coed Cadw (The Woodland Trust) yn awyddus i helpu'r rheini sy'n cydnabod gwerthoedd coedwigoedd a choed. Mae’n cynnig nid yn unig cyngor a chymorth, ond hefyd becynnau coed am bris cymorthdaledig - dim ond un rhan o dair o'r gost.

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Most haunted woods and forests in the UK

by Becky Owen-Fisher, Contributor on 20 October 2016

Looking to spook yourself silly this Halloween? Head out on a ghost hunt to one of our wicked woods for a spine tingling thrill.

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What do bats eat? And more bat facts

by Mike Townsend, Principal Advisor on 19 October 2016

Truly remarkable animals, there are around 1,100 species of bats worldwide whilst in the UK there are 18 species. From pipistrelles to Bechstein's bats, find out more the only truly flying mammal.

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Seasonal canine illness: what is it? And other answers

by Simon Tappin, Guest Blogger on 19 October 2016

Understand, what seasonal canine illness is, how to identify it and how to treat it in the latest in a series of blogs by vet Simon Tappin.

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Can you eat crab apples? 3 favourite crab apple recipes

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 18 October 2016

They may be small and sour, but you can make some amazing recipes with crab apples. They are usually cooked first and have a terrific tart and tangy flavour. Try these 3 recipe ideas.

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Weave a "Wicked" story

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 17 October 2016

Calling all 15 to 25 year olds - enter your favourite tree stories to win a new Wicked award!

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Your autumn sightings

by Judith Garforth, Citizen Science Officer (Nature’s Calendar) on 17 October 2016

What do your Nature’s Calendar records tell us about autumn 2016 so far? And what else can you record?