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Author: Alice Chadwick Volunteer Administration Support Officer Forestry Commission

Running the 2022 Westonbirt 10K

Posted in: Blog Events Community activities Staff and trustees Health & wellbeing Spring Westonbirt 10K Participation

With the completion of the Westonbirt 10K on 12 May, we caught up with Julia, our Westonbirt Runner, to find out how it went…...

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Community Shelter update - making the structural skeleton

Posted in: Blog Community activities Appeals Projects Participation

Over the last few weeks, the Community Shelter has started to take shape with the structural skeleton in place. Take a look at the timelapses below to find out more...

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Visiting Runners Need

Posted in: Blog Events Health & wellbeing Westonbirt 10K

As Julia prepares for the Westonbirt 10K she went to Runners Need to have a gait analysis - find out what this is and why you should get one too! #AD...

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Running Routes at Westonbirt

Posted in: Blog Visitor experience Events Health & wellbeing Westonbirt 10K

Start on your running journey or find inspiration for beating your personal bests at Westonbirt Arboretum...

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Meet Julia - Our Westonbirt Runner

Posted in: Blog Events Community activities Health & wellbeing Spring Westonbirt 10K

This year we're pleased to announce Julia, our Supporter Services Manager, will be running for the trees at the 10K in May. We recently interviewed her so you can get to know her a little better...

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How to prepare for a 10K

Posted in: Blog Events Health & wellbeing Westonbirt 10K

We’re 10 weeks out for the Westonbirt Run for the Trees 10K. If you haven’t already started training there is still plenty of time to start.

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Community Shelter update - steam bending

Posted in: Blog Community activities

Westonbirt's community participants have been using the ancient process of steam bending to create the shelter's arches. Find out more...

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Eco-friendly membership cards

Posted in: Blog Member communications

We're launching environmentally friendly membership cards for our members!...

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Winter highlight: Scots pine

Posted in: Blog Botanical Tree of the Month Winter

The Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) was voted the national tree of Scotland in 2014 and is a member of the Pinaceae family, a conifer native to northern Europe.

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Winter highlight: Incense cedar

Posted in: Blog Tree of the Month Seasonal Winter

Our December tree of the month is the Incense cedar (Calocedrus decurrens), one of the most fire and drought-tolerant plants from California.

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Autumn highlight: Hollyberry cotoneaster

Posted in: Blog Botanical Tree of the Month Autumn

This month’s tree of the month is the Hollyberry cotoneaster, a species of shrub in the genus Cotoneaster within the rose family.

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Never a dull day at the 'birt'

Posted in: Blog Tree management Botanical Autumn

It is always wonderful to hear compliments about the arboretum from visitors and industry peers. As Collection Manager, it makes me proud to have a degree of influence in how it all comes together to form the jewel in Forestry England’s crown.

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Zero waste by 2030

Posted in: Blog

Digging deep into Westonbirt's waste and a greener future. As part of Westonbirt's plan to get to net-zero by 2030 we've been working with an environmental consultancy, Avieco, to help develop a strategy for our waste and energy.

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Autumn highlight: Japanese maple ‘Vitifolium’

Posted in: Blog Botanical Tree of the Month Autumn

This maple cultivar comes into its own in the autumn, when the large, vine-like leaves, turn a rich variety of reds. Find out more about this showstopper...

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What does Westonbirt mean to you?

Posted in: Blog Visitor experience Member communications Events Great Oak Hall History Volunteering Health & wellbeing Seasonal

As generations visit Westonbirt Arboretum through the years, memories are made. Share your stories of Westonbirt with us...

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