Blog - Staff and trustees

A trip to The Arnold Arboretum, Boston USA

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum’s Head of Fundraising, Louise Bird, and the Forestry Commission’s communications team at Westonbirt, Katrina Podlewska and Gina Mills, are currently in the USA, visiting their counterparts at arboretums...

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My first week at Westonbirt Arboretum

I've been really looking forward to starting work at Westonbirt and this first week has certainly lived up to expectations.

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A winter walk with Westonbirt's curator

Isn't it funny how normally familiar surroundings can appear very different throughout the seasons...

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Office Culture vs Horticulture: why some of Westonbirt's staff love doing what they do!

On this, ‘Blue Monday’, the day that’s supposed to be the most depressing of the year, the Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt is supporting the RHS campaign ‘Office culture versus horticulture’.

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A champion in our midst

In the summer edition of The Westonbirt Magazine, Richard Townsend, Operations Supervisor on Westonbirt's Tree Team, describes his day job, other loves and an astonishing athletic feat.

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Experimenting on a grand scale

Last week saw the start of an exciting new research project that aims to discover new forestry tree species for the future.

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Kelly you are a star! by Bev Starkings, Membership Co-ordinator

It’s not often you get the chance to draw attention to the wonderful work that your colleagues do!...

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The final week for Autumnwatch at Westonbirt

The last four weeks have flown by and the final BBC Autumnwatch Live show will be broadcast from Westonbirt Arboretum this Friday, 28th October.

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Looking at trees with Autumnwatch – from above and below!

With two great BBC Autumnwatch Live shows completed from the Great Oak Hall at Westonbirt Arboretum, and the Autumnwatch team onsite to get ready for another packed programme tonight.

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A busy time for the Membership Team

The Membership Team (Bev and Kelly) would like to thank all those who have commented on our inclusion in the last Westonbirt Magazine.

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Renewing Westonbirt's links with Japan (part 5) - catching up with an old friend

Westonbirt Arboretum’s Director, Simon Toomer, and Superintendent, Mark Ballard, are currently in Japan for two weeks to collect seed from the wild.

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Renewing Westonbirt's links with Japan (part 4) - Mount Fuji

Westonbirt Arboretum’s Director, Simon Toomer, and Superintendent, Mark Ballard, are currently in Japan for two weeks to collect seed from the wild.

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Renewing Westonbirt's links with Japan (part 3) - a successful few days

Westonbirt Arboretum’s Director, Simon Toomer, and Superintendent, Mark Ballard, are currently in Japan for two weeks to collect seed from the wild.

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Japan seed collecting trip - target plants and collecting equipment

Westonbirt Arboretum’s Director, Simon Toomer, and Superintendent, Mark Ballard, are currently in Japan for two weeks to collect seed from the wild.

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A career in trees

Hugh Angus leaves the Forestry Commission and Westonbirt, The National Arboretum after 24 years this September.

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