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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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Summer life in the arboretum

Posted in: Features Summer 2018

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

Posted in: Features Summer 2018

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

Posted in: Features Summer 2018

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

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Tree of the Month - May 2018

Find out why a member of the heather family, the Enkianthus, is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for May...

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Have your say at our AGM

Join us on Saturday 12 May for our AGM, with a great talk from Westonbirt arborist Andy Bryce on invigorating roots...

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Veteran Tree Fencing

Over the coming months you will see that we are taking steps to protect some of our valuable parkland trees on the Downs, in particular old veterans, but younger trees planted for the future as well.

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Tree of the Month - April 2018

Find out why winter hazels are our Dendrologist's tree of the month...

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