Blog - Autumn 2018

Autumn tree highlights

Posted in: Features Autumn 2018

Along with the maples, there are a wealth of other plants that hold their own at the autumn colour party here at Westonbirt.

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The making of a Windsor chair

Posted in: Features Autumn 2018

Arboretum Director Andrew Smith tells us about his week on a bus-man's holiday down at Westonbirt Woodworks, learning to craft a chair from scratch using traditional techniques.

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Out of the trunks of trees

Roger Gorst, a long-standing friend of Westonbirt Arboretum, has kindly sent us this fascinating insight into the many uses of the products extracted from trees.

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From seed to sideboard

Posted in: Features Autumn 2018

Our new saw mill has finally arrived in the UK after making its long journey from Poland and will be in situ at Westonbirt very soon!...

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A record breaking result

It was another glorious evening for the Westonbirt 10k this May. Amongst the runners were over 100 dedicated fundraisers, running for the trees to support our charitable work caring for the arboretum.

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Becoming a guide...

Just three years ago I was encouraged to train as a Westonbirt guide.

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Autumn life in the arboretum

Posted in: Features Autumn 2018

As the days begin to draw in and the mornings cast a chill in the air, you can sense the change of season. It’s a time of transition at the arboretum. Many trees are in glorious autumn colour and animals are busy preparing winter stores.

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Farewell to Dan Crowley

It is with great sadness and pride that we have to announce that after nine years at Westonbirt our Dendrologist, Dan Crowley, will be leaving us in September for a new and exciting opportunity, to study for a Master’s Degree in Plant Diversity.

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