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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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The car park may be temporarily closed, but work parties are going on as usual. If you would like to come along, please contact heartwood@woodlandtrust.org.uk in order to find out where to meet the group or for further details. We usually meet at 10am, but the meeting location varies according to where the work parties are based.

Work party dates for this season are:

 

Jan 12, 18, 24, 30

Feb 7, 14 (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A CHANGE OF DATE), 23

March 3, 9, 15, 21

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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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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The new planting season is officially here, so we now have work parties running every week with the first one taking place yesterday. The main activity through the winter is tree planting, although work parties do carry out other activities too.

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We started off in sunshine, survived a heavy downpour just after lunch and the sun came out again for the rest of the afternoon.

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Around 1500 new trees were planted yesterday. They aren’t always easy to spot on the photos!

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Work party dates for this season are:

Nov 17, 23, 29

Dec 5, 13, 21

Jan 6, 12, 18, 24, 30

Feb 7, 15, 23,

March 3, 9, 15, 21

We usually meet at 10am, but the meeting location varies 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.

Please contact heartwood@woodlandtrust.org.uk for further details or to let us know that you will be coming along.

 

 

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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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One of the Heartwood volunteers, Brian Legg, was delighted to be offered the opportunity to take some aerial photos of Heartwood Forest recently. These are the fantastic results of his trip:

Here you can see the entrance to Heartwood Forest, with the track leading to the car park. Langley Wood is on the left, with various planted areas around.

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Langley Wood, showing the Festival Field to the side.

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Another view of Langley Wood, looking towards Wheathampstead, with Sandridge to the right.

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Pismire Spring, Well Wood and Pudlers Wood, with Round Wood in the distance.

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View across the car park field, towards Wheathampstead.

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The arboretum, at the end of the triangular field opposite the main entrance to Heartwood Forest. You can see it in the distance, on the right side of the photo above.

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Some detail of the arboretum.

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A completely different way to view Heartwood Forest!

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