Blog - Tree management

Stuck between rot and a hard place…

Deciding when to remove old trees is one of the hardest decisions we have to take here at Westonbirt.

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The Wolfson Tree Management Centre: An Update

Work is currently underway on what will become the new Wolfson Tree Management Centre. The new facility will provide all that Westonbirt’s expert tree team needs to manage the tree collection.

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A Wonderful Winter Walk... with one exception!

Today I ventured over to Silk Wood to see how some of the Tree Team were getting on with essential tree safety work, which reassuringly was being carried out to a high standard as always.

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A job well done

It's always sad to say goodbye to a big old tree like the oak we felled earlier this week near to the restaurant.

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Goodbye to an old friend...

This week, work began on dismantling a large oak tree near to the Westonbirt Restaurant. Curator Mark Ballard explains why the decision to remove this much-loved tree was made.

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The Wolfson Tree Management Centre: An Update

Work is currently underway on what will become the new Wolfson Tree Management Centre. The new facility will provide all that Westonbirt’s expert tree team needs to manage the tree collection.

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The future of Westonbirt Wood Sales

In the next few months we are due to start work on the new Tree Management Centre, as part of Phase Two of the Westonbirt Project.

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Curator's very occasional blog

Following some very impressive thunder and lightning overnight, I ventured out into the Old Arboretum at first thing on Friday morning (18th July 2014) to check for any damage.

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Stormy weather...

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As I write, we continue to be at the mercy of the all too familiar wet & windy weather, it has already been a long winter.

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All in a day's work...

No two days are the same for me at Westonbirt, & I have to say that the great variety of my role is something that I do enjoy.

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New Silk Wood path under construction!

You may have seen some work going on in Silk Wood. We are improving access by creating a new stone surfaced path that links between Waste Drive and Broad Drive.

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Farewell to the weeping beech trees at Lodge Gates

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You may have noticed there are two large trees at the edge of the arboretum that overhang the A433 road heading towards Tetbury.

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Goodbye to another very old friend...

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Predicted high winds and heavy rainfall resulted in the closure of the arboretum to the public on Thursday 22 November 2012.

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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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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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