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How did you discover the Forest Centre?

January 30, 2013 – 5:30 pm | 4 Comments

During a recent conversation with a friend, she told me that she had recently visited the Forest Centre for the first time.  She walks regularly with a group of friends from Oakley and had met …

Let workshops works begin

January 23, 2013 – 8:05 pm |

Excavations started this morning on the new workshop to be constructed in the compound next to the Forest Centre. This will provide space for extra work for our staff and volunteers – read more
Some …

New Forest Centre workshop

January 23, 2013 – 10:47 am |

An earlier article related that last year we (the Forest Volunteers) had reached the conclusion that the garage area of the Centre – currently the central hub for almost everything that has to do with …

Ash dieback – Forest staff at Suffolk conference

January 22, 2013 – 3:44 pm |

Last month, our two tree experts attended a conference organised by the Forestry Commission, in Suffolk .  The day focused on ash dieback and current thinking on its spread, existing cases and possible control. The …

Hedgelaying with a difference

January 16, 2013 – 3:10 pm |

While the principles of hedgelaying are basically the same and produce similar results, there can be a significant differences in scale. Up to now, I have helped to lay small hedgerows containing small trees and …

The great tree escapade

January 2, 2013 – 10:14 am |

Our last public tree planting day on 2 December last year, attracted well over 200 people and for the first time, amongst this crowd, was a sizable number of geocachers who turned up after some …

Waxwings in the Country Park

January 2, 2013 – 9:50 am |

Over the last few days, a flock of Waxwings (Bombycilla garrulus) of between 20 and 30 individuals have been seen regularly in the Park. They are most frequently seen between Millbrook Station and Gap Wood …



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