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Author: Mark Ballard Forestry Commission Curator And Penny Jones Forestry Commission Propagator

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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Is there a better way to start the day?

Posted in: Blog Events Health & wellbeing Staff and trustees

Simon and Allan, our Westonbirt Runners, are doing fantastically well and have been trying out the new running routes in the arboretum. See how they’ve been getting on…...

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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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Meet our Westonbirt Runners...

Posted in: Blog Events Health & wellbeing Staff and trustees

The Westonbirt 10K is a highlight of the year in the Cotswolds and is always very popular. We have two Westonbirt Runners this year ready to take on the challenge!...

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A Westonbirt love story...

Posted in: Blog History

Today on this gloriously bright sunny Valentine’s Day we’d like to take you back 165 years, to 1854, and share the heartwarming story of Robert Stayner Holford’s wedding to Mary Anne Lindsay.

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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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Feeling Blue?

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing

Being active and getting outdoors has been proven to provide a great boost to your mental well-being, and we want to encourage you to find some time soon to explore the great outdoors.

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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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Catching the fall

Posted in: Blog Autumn Crafts Events Great Oak Hall

The Great Oak Hall is buzzing with visitors enjoying our final exhibition of the autumn with a showcase of ten members’ work.

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