Spring is finally here and everything is greening up and starting to flower. It’s never around for long enough so make sure you make the most of it.
Get in touch with us if you are interested in a guided walk around Heartwood
Another successful tree planting season at Heartwood. 85,000 new trees in the ground! Take a look at the blog post and see how it was made possible.
Tree planting season is with us again. Download the poster and come join us if you can!
Tree Planting days 2012 - 2013
Our fourth annual summer festival was a great success, see the photos now.
Heartwood's second photography competiton is launched. Find out how to submit photos.
Winter tree planting dates are announced!
Poppies in bloom at Heartwood!
Thanking our volunteers with a special day out.
Short eared owls spotted at Heartwood.
New permissive bridleway access opens at Heartwood
The tree planting season has come to an end. Huge thanks to everyone involved.
On 17th March we planted the 300,000th tree at Heartwood.
Disney's Magical Wood is now complete. Read about the fun and games we had planting the final trees.
Help us plant the 300,000th tree at Heartwood! Find out how here.
Heartwood's 2012 photography competition is launched. Find out how to enter here.
Did you see us on Country Tracks?
Businesses get involved at Heartwood. Find out more here
Wicked the Musical gets our vote! You may remember last year and for the second year running, the producers of Wicked the Musical invited us to London for a fundraising day all in aid of Heartwood Forest. September 2011
New Year's Resolutions - broken yours already?
Heartwood Forest Wildlife Notes by Geoff, our volunteer wildlife recorder.
September is a great time of year to visit Heartwood for wildlife spotting, check out what's been seen by Geoff, our volunteer wildlife recorder.
We're pleased to announce our Heartwood photography competition. Download the details and get clicking today!
Summer festival fun at Heartwood, will you be joining us?
Friends for Change volunteers make a real difference at Heartwood, read about the fun day they had.
Heartwood is a blaze of colour, see the photos now!
The final tree planting event of the season, read all about it and see the photos from the day.
Heartwood attempts a welly wanging world record, click to find out more.
Santa Clause pays a visit to Heartwood Forest, follow the news on the blog
Don't miss the first tree planting event at Heartwood, Download the poster now!
Tree planting has officially started at Heartwood, see how the school children have been getting on.
The creation of Heartwood starts early this year with seed sowing, read about it here
Don't miss our big HeARTwood summer festival on 28th August.
Heartwood is given the green light for a new car park. Read about how we plan to secure and maintain it.
Plans for Fruitlands Community Orchard in Sandridge are coming together. Find out more on our blog.
Wild in the Woods is returning to Heartwood Forest this August, make sure you don't miss out, book your place today!
An astronomical event will be held at Heartwood on 7th July. See our blog for all the details.
Fancy a guided walk at Heartwood? Find out how to book on our blog.
We've just submitted plans for a new car park for Heartwood! To see what we hope it will look like take a look at the following artist's impressions:
Car park drawing 1
Car park drawing 2
We will keep you posted with further progress in the coming months...
Come and join us on 25th April to witness the spectacular display of bluebells and find out what's new at Heartwood. There will be a revoluntionary audio trail which you can access via your mobile phone and a scavanger hunt for the kids. See our poster for all the details.
Do you love gardening? If so you will not want to miss out on the chance to see Tom Stuart-Smith, the internationally acclaimed garden designer, talk about gardening and garden design on 20th April 2010.
All proceeds will help us towards our vision of England's largest new woodland. See our poster for all the details.
Come and join us on March 21st for our next Community Tree Planting Day from 11am-3pm.
Children will also love our new Gruffalo-inspired woodland nature trail - to celebrate the release of the animated film on DVD. Take a stroll up to Langley Wood, look for the giant wicker squirrel and take it from there! Don't forget to print off your willow creature spotter sheet before you leave.
School's from all over Hertfordshire have been invited to help create Heartwood Forest. Find out how they are getting on here.
Weekly work parties at Heartwood have been a huge success. Read about them on our blog and find out how you can get involved.
Don't miss the next tree planting events at Heartwood. See the poster for all the details.
Tree planting events have been a hugh success at Heartwood. Read about them on our blog.
We took part in the World Record Attempt to plant over 20,000 trees in an hour at Heartwood. Find out if we managed to do it here.
Tree planting got underway at Heartwood Forest with nearly 5,000 trees planted on the first day. Read about all about it here.
Read our latest quarterly update to find out more about the recent developments at Heartwood Forest.
It's finally here - Heartwood Forests first tree planting event and you are invited! Come and see the very first trees planted at Heartwood on 28th November at 12pm. You can then have a go yourself and start to create what will be England's largest new woodland.
Heartwood gets the green light - Read a summary of exciting proposals for our new 850-acre forest, now with Forestry Commission consent which opens the way for planting to get under way. See our concept map for Heartwood.
Our ground breaking first tree planting event is tantalisingly close. Watch this space - details coming very soon.
You can now see highlights from Heartwood Forest's summer festival in our very own short film.
Our Environmental Statement has now been given the stamp of approval. Read more on our blog.
Pam Farley is East England's Volunteer of the Year. Read about how her work and the work of the St Albans Support Group is helping to create Heartwood Forest.
Heartwood becomes a Forest School. Find out how Langley wood has become a classroom for a group of local children.
Find out how a 'Forest of Flowers' could be coming to Heartwood
Why not visit one of our roadshows around the local area to find out more about the plans to create Heartwood Forest?
The dates for the roadshows are:
29/08/09 - Sandridge: Heartwood Festival
01/09/09 - Wheathampstead: Memorial Hall
08/09/09 - Harpenden: Concourse
15/09/09 - Marshalswick: Green
16/09/09 - St Albans: Market
HeARTwood Forest Festival why not come along, read our latest update on what is happening at Heartwood Forest, plus the Environmental Statement.
HeARTwood Forest Festival, our interactive woodland art event to celebrate trees and woodlands will be held on:
Saturday 29th August, 11am-3pm
It will be centred around Langley Wood at Heartwood Forest, enter from Sandridgebury Lane.
Come and join in with:
- Teddy bears picnic
- Charcoal and chalk drawing
- Summer sketching and colouring activities
- Leaf and bark rubbing
- Willow weaving and sculpting
- Story telling
- Bird box making
- Large mural creation
- Bushcraft for teddy bears
- Green wood turning
- Guided walks
- Woodland sculptures
- Scavenger hunt
HeARTwood Festival poster (PDF)
And don’t forget to check out the Heartwood stall for maps and leaflets.
A new Heartwood blog is begun!
A new woodland officer joins the Heartwood team.
Environmental Impact Assessment begins.
Archaeological desk survey starts.
Consultation process begins.
Forest of Flowers meeting held on site.
Interviews carried out for new woodland officer.
Heritage Network commissioned to do archaeology survey.
Five deputy Lord Lieutenants visit the site.
Peter Ainsworth MP visits the site.
New site name 'Heartwood' is revealed.
We open up 170 acres of land for public access.
We purchase 850 acres of land near Sandridge.
Peter Lilley local MP visits the site.