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Author: Chloe Gilbert Forestry England Project Manager

Westonbirt Woodworks is Complete

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Over the last few months, Westonbirt Woodworks has been a hubbub of activity as we have transformed the site into a centre for showcasing timber at Westonbirt Arboretum – a key part of the story in the lifecycle of our trees.

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Re-roofing nearly complete!

Posted in: Blog Restoration Staff and trustees

Since our last blog post, there have been some fairly big changes to the way things are looking down at Westonbirt Woodworks.

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A different kind of demonstration...

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Thanks to generous donations given to support the restoration of Westonbirt Woodworks the next phase of the project is well under way - creating a Demonstration Area.

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Be part of Westonbirt’s history!

Posted in: Blog History Member communications Photography Spring

To celebrate the Forestry Commission’s centenary year, we are planning a very special summer trail celebrating the Arboretum’s human history – but we can’t do it alone, we need your help!...

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Joining the Tree Team for a day...

Posted in: Blog Propagation Spring Staff and trustees Tree management

Jane, became a member of the Tree Team for a day. Read on to find out how she got on...

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Planting with a little help from our friends

Posted in: Blog Propagation Spring Tree management Work Experience

One of the most important aspects of our work here is continuing to grow our staff’s skills and knowledge, so we can ensure that the trees are receiving the best possible care.

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Taking the next steps

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Over the last few weeks, some of you will have noticed we’ve been quite busy beneath the STIHL Treetop Walkway…..

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New homes for 211 trees!

Posted in: Blog Propagation Research trips Tree management

January and February are a busy time for the team here at Westonbirt! Before the cold weather really sets in, our tree team must find new homes for hundreds of new plants.

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Building the Westonbirt Woodworks

Posted in: Blog Restoration Staff and trustees Volunteering

As part of our exciting new Woodworks project, Westonbirt staff and volunteers were given the opportunity to get involved in the building of our new drying shelter - see how they got on...

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How did Christmas trees start?

Posted in: Blog Christmas History

It’s one of our favourite times of year! When everyone brings trees into their homes and decorates them. So we thought we’d celebrate the Christmas tree with a whistle stop tour through its history!...

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Let’s Get Framing

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Last week, Nick Perchard had a busy few days sorting through the timber that has been milled on site from our own oak.

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A busy few weeks

Posted in: Blog The Westonbirt Project

We have nearly completed the electric upgrade trenching work on site.

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