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We are about to start the final season of tree planting at Heartwood Forest. By the end of March 2018, the last few trees will be in the ground.

Why not come along to one of the last two community planting sessions and play a part in the completion of this fantastic forest? The planting days are in November 2017 and March 2018. Hundreds of thousands of trees have been planted by volunteers, with just 40,000 left to go in this season.

Heartwood planting

Please make sure that you dress appropriately – it can be cold, wet and windy, but we have also planted in brilliant sunshine!

There will be refreshments available to buy, but feel free to bring your own food/drinks.

 

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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.

2017 festival flyer

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

2017 Festival programme 1

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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A huge “Thank You” to all those who came to join in the community planting event at Heartwood Forest yesterday!

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749 people came along – and managed to plant 6000 trees!

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This brings the total number of trees planted at Heartwood so far this season to 23,500!

Well done – and thank you again – to everybody involved!

 

 

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A fantastic day was had by all those who attended Yoga Expressions, the Teen yoga event at Heartwood Forest last week.

The day started with a routine to the music Jai Ho,

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and continued with attendees taking part in yoga sessions and other activities ranging from colouring to toasting marshmallows.

The sun didn’t stop shining all day!

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The event, run by Clarity Studio in St Albans, was very successful so look out for other similar events in the future.

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Congratulations – and thank you – to all who joined the Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Saturday – your bears (and dogs etc!) looked amazing! The theme was royal or historical characters. Here are a few photos of the fantastic event:

And a special “Well Done” to the winners!

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Are you coming along to the Heartwood Festival tomorrow?

There are activities for everyone, from yoga to woodland crafts. There will be blacksmithing and woodcraft demonstrations and the opportunity to see master craftsmen at work. Have a go at willow weaving, make a woodland picture, enjoy the guided walk around Heartwood Forest.

There is face painting available, and an assault course and bouncy castle for the children too. Alternatively they can show off their football skills in the sports area. How about going on a minibeast safari (available at set times during the day, starting from the Wildlife Zone), or would you like to meet up with some friendly farm animals that have come to visit?

You can find out about the wildlife monitoring that is constantly going on at Heartwood and see how it has developed since the first public planting in 2009.

You could join in with the 5k Fun Run (or walk!), the Bake Off, the Teddy Bear’s Picnic and the Dog Show.

Entry to the Fun Run costs £7 in advance, £10 on the day, £2 for the under 16s. Entry will be free for runners who gain sponsorship in support of Heartwood Forest. Please contact us by email at heartwood@woodlandtrust.org.uk for further details and a sponsorship form. There is even a prize for the most ludicrous costume!

You can treat yourself to champagne and strawberries, a piece of cake or a refreshing ice cream. Bring a picnic and enjoy the views, or buy something for lunch from the stall on site.

All of this is happening in the field behind Langley Wood at Heartwood Forest. There will be car parking available in the main car park and off Sandridgebury Lane (this is closer to the festival site than the Heartwood Forest car park and will be signed off the main road).

We are hoping for good weather, but whatever the weather brings, there will be plenty to do and enjoy. The fun starts at 10am and goes on until 3pm. You can find more information at  woodlandtrust.co.uk/heartwoodfestival.

We hope to see you there!

Summer festival

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