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Celebrating Trees through art

September 19, 2017 – 10:51 am |

From a massive exhibition, to talks, guided walks and kids’ activities, the Higgins Bedford has got a jam packed schedule of tree related events this winter, which you HAVE to check out. There’s literally something …

Tree Planting 2017

December 14, 2016 – 11:51 am |

I know Christmas isn’t *quite* over yet, but we’re already looking forward to the next chapter in the Forest of Marston Vale’s tree planting – Waypost Wood on Sunday 12th Feb 2017!
Over in Cranfield, on …

Trees for World Peace?

June 10, 2016 – 12:00 pm |

Did you know that there’s a (kind of) law in China that everyone over the age of 11 has to plant 3 saplings a year? Or that they have tree planting events each spring with …

Volunteers’ Scrub Bash

January 13, 2015 – 1:28 pm |

When I left home it was pouring down and the wind was blowing a hooley.  What on earth was I doing, I asked myself??!!
However, by the time we had gathered in The Barn, changed into …

When art meets tree planting…

November 24, 2014 – 11:30 am |

Why do we want to plant 5 million trees you might ask? We want to create a Forest; a sustainable timber supply; habitats for wildlife.
Why is artist Katie Paterson planting 1000 trees in Norway? To …

Bedfordshire Oak nominated for huge award

October 29, 2014 – 11:30 am | 2 Comments

Although the Ickwell Oak is not in the Marston Vale, it sits just outside in the parish of Northill, and has done for over 350 years. As one of the nominees for the Woodland Trust’s …

Public tree planting date announced

September 2, 2014 – 9:48 am |

In a break with tradition, the coming winter’s public tree planting day in the Forest of Marston Vale, usually held in early December, will this season take place on Sunday 8 February 2015. Apart from …

Cache In, Tree In – Escapade 2013

November 7, 2013 – 5:44 pm |

Tech savvie, outdoor type with GPS, smart phone or the like? Want to visit a new bit of the Forest of Marston Vale and make a real contribution to the growing Forest? This one’s for …

Grown in Britain

July 17, 2013 – 5:28 pm |

A national initiative is bringing  together everyone who values our forests, woods and trees and the products we can make from the wood they produce. ‘Grown in Britain’ is an incredibly positive movement that is bringing …



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