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Autumn tree highlights

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

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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From seed to sideboard

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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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 many uses of products extracted from trees.

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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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Autumn life in the arboretum

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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Becoming a guide...

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

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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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Return to Vietnam

In April 2017, Dan Crowley, Westonbirt’s expert dendrologist, took a trip to Vietnam using his extensive knowledge of maples to identify species across the region.

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Share those furry friend moments

Silk Wood is a wonderful place to walk your dog! We love to see your latest photos from around the arboretum.

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Summer tree highlights

Westonbirt has been actively participating in wild seed collecting expeditions since 2005. Staff members representing the arboretum have travelled to parts of Asia, Europe, North and South America on the quest for tree seed.

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Westonbirt walkies in the sun

Hi, my name is Charlotte. Last weekend my mum, sister and I visited Westonbirt for a walk with our border collie, Alfie.

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Size matters (but it isn’t everything!)

On a recent journey back from Slovenia, Westonbirt Volunteer Pauline Thomas couldn't resist the temptation to explore the Bayerischer Wald in Bavaria in search of an even bigger treetop walkway than our own. But would bigger mean better?...

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Exclusive opportunity: Sponsor a superior specimen

In preparation for the Forestry Commission’s centenary in 2019, we’re delighted to introduce a rare and exciting opportunity to sponsor a tree centrally placed within the arboretum.

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Protecting our members and the interests of the arboretum

As a Friend of Westonbirt Arboretum, you are supporting the sustainable conservation of trees, the lungs of the world.

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