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Our mechanical muscles

Looking after the arboretum on a year-round basis presents some interesting challenges.

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Not completion, just the end of the beginning

In March we were able to pay the final invoice and submit a 801 page evaluation report for the Heritage Lottery Funded Phase 1 of the ‘Westonbirt Project’.

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Keeping it local

We recently reached a major milestone, raising over £27,000 towards the Westonbirt Wood Project.

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Keeping an eye on our environment

Welcome to the summer issue of the Westonbirt Magazine.

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Summer life in the arboretum

Summer is here and it’s time to enjoy longer days out and about in our glorious countryside. After the abundance of new life in spring, the summer brings a sense of tranquillity and rhythm as plants and animals enjoy the warmer months.

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New roots for Westonbirt

Penny Jones, our Propagator at Westonbirt, provides an update on an exciting new season of planting for the arboretum.

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Journey of a seed - Part two

In the last edition of the magazine Penny talked us through seed selection, collection and germination at Westonbirt.

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Westonbirt wakes up

Bright mornings, longer days and the singing of the morning chorus are a sure sign that spring is well and truly on the way! It’s nature’s show-time and the arboretum is full of the colours, sounds and energy of new life.

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Spring tree highlights

Today, many of the world’s trees are in danger of disappearing altogether! Here at Westonbirt, we work hard to ensure that trees are protected and preserved for future generations.

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Journey of a seed

Penny Jones is the Propagator at Westonbirt. Her knowledge, understanding and passion for seed propagation has produced hundreds of healthy saplings, which are planted at the arboretum.

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A welcome bunch of grazers

You may have noticed that we have played host to a group of Gloucester cattle. They have brown-black bodies with a white stripe along their back and white tails and underbellies.

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Unleash your Creativitree

The arboretum is a special place. A short walk amongst the wonderful trees can revitalise the soul and help spark the seed of an idea that might grow into something amazing!...

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How to Hygge a Tree

‘How to Hygge a Tree’ is a new resource about mindfulness in the forest.

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Completing the cycle of life at Westonbirt

There are some absolutely magnificent specimens here at Westonbirt Arboretum and we want to ensure that every incredible tree is made the most of.

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New website goes live

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our new website. We hope you’ll find it a useful source of information.

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