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

We were glad to see a good turn-out for the first work day in the New Year - 27th January 2019. Although it was a cold day, it didn't feel so bad, being sheltered by the trees from the chilly wind.

The next Work Day will be Sunday 24th February, and as ever, everyone is welcome from 10 am onwards.  Light refreshments, gloves and all tools will be provided, but please remember to wear suitable footwear. 


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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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