The Woodland Trust’s Ancient Tree Hunt Campaign is now under way. The Trust plans to create a living map of ancient trees across the UK and hopes to involve thousands of volunteers in the campaign to track down ancient trees and enter the details on the web site www.ancient-tree-hunt.org.uk. By 2011 the Trust hopes to have recorded at least 100,000 specimens which will help to protect these natural assets for generations to come.

The hunt also aims to reconnect communities with their past, some historic trees have fascinating links to historic events. I can remember a school trip to see the Wilberforce tree, an ancient oak in Kent under which William Wilberforce was supposed to have sat and discussed the abolition of slavery. The oak was very old and hollow and enclosed by railings and having some shackles around it to remind people of its story.

The Trust is looking to recruit people as verifiers, who will be able to check the entries for trees in their area. For people looking to see how old some of our trees are we are planning to measure and record some of our older trees on Sunday 25th November at the start of National Tree Week.

Work Days

October Work Day

After a long Summer during which all activity in Park Wood was suspended (apart from the regular litter picking and bin emptying) we have at last been able to hold a Work Day in Park Wood.  Thank you to all those who turned up to help on Sunday 25th, despite the unsettled weather.  With a few extra rules to enable safe working and complying with the Woodland Trust's advice about social distancing, we were all glad to have the opportunity to meet up again and see what jobs could be done.

Hopefully we will be back again at the end of November to continue coppicing and begin clearing the ditches.

 


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3rd Party Agreement signed

Following on from the AGM the Third Party Group Agreement between the Woodland Trust and The Friends of Park Wood has now been signed. You can download a PDF of the agreement from this website under the About > Documents menu.

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Membership of The Friends of Park Wood is open to anyone interested in keeping this a safe and pleasant place to visit.

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