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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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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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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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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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Election to the board

We are pleased to advise that Gavin Grant and Mike Mintram are standing for re-election this year.

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Agenda for 32nd Annual General Meeting

JOIN US Saturday 12 May 2018 Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum...

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Smoke on the Horizon

Silk Wood has been sustainably managed for many centuries, principally with a short rotation under-storey of hazel coppice and a long rotation over-storey of oak standards.

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