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Are you interested in the landscape history of Heartwood Forest or would you like to find out more about the arboretum that has been planted at Heartwood? If so, why not join the guided walks taking place in September?

Arb and Arch walk Sept 2017

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Just a reminder that this Saturday we have the Heartwood Summer Festival, here at Heartwood Forest.

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There are all sorts of activities, from axe throwing to yoga! The fun starts at 11am. Other timings are in the programme below.

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The location of the festival within Heartwood Forest has changed – it is just off the all-ability route, at the top of the hill above the main car park.

 

 

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The Heartwood Summer Festival is on Saturday 8th July at Heartwood Forest, between 11am and 4pm.

2017 festival poster

Why not come along and bring the family – there are activities for all ages, including minibeast hunts, a yoga session, guided walks, woodland crafts, face painting and axe throwing!

Entry costs £1 on the day.

2017 festival flyer

 

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Further to the previous blog post regarding the bluebells at Heartwood Forest, our monitoring of the woodland shows how well the woodland is recovering. Bluebells are coming back to the cordoned off damaged areas at an incredible rate, thanks to all those people who are helping the Woodland Trust to protect the bluebells by staying on the paths and encouraging others to do so. These are photographs taken at the same spot, within a protected area, two years apart with the second one being taken a week ago.

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New areas have been cordoned off this year, in the hope that they also can regenerate and recover, as, just a few years ago, they too were covered in bluebells.

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It is wonderful to see the ability that nature has to recover from the damage done to it, with the help and respect of the visitors to the woods, meaning that the spectacular sight of a mass of blue within our woods will be there for many years to come.

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We are coming to the end of the Winter planting season – just 3 more work parties to go before the end of March when we have to stop planting. The trees are already starting to bud – and today’s work party enjoyed some wonderful sunshine.

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This spurred the volunteers on to plant over 3000 trees, a fantastic achievement!

We still have plenty more trees to plant before the end of the month, though!

The 3 work parties left are on Wednesday 15th March, Tuesday 21st March and Monday 27th March.

If you haven’t been before and would like to come along to help in planting the last trees of the season, please email heartwood@woodlandtrust.org.uk for further details.

We usually meet at 10am, with the meeting location varying according to where the work parties are based.

The sessions finish around 3pm, but people come and go as they need to. Hot drinks are provided but if you are staying for the whole day, please bring your own lunch. Please also make sure that you are wearing suitable clothing and footwear.

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Don’t forget our planting session at Heartwood Forest – only a week and a half to go! Why not come along and plant some trees – it’s a great activity for all ages!

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Would you like to come along and help to create Heartwood Forest? We have a tree planting session on Sunday 27th November 2016 – everybody is welcome! It’s great fun for all ages! Dogs enjoy joining in too! We hope to see you there!

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