Tag Archives: Jubilee Woods

A gap in grants affects everyone

Planting and establishing trees takes quite a bit of planning, particularly if you are looking for grant aid to support the planting – and most planting schemes above 1 hectare (ha) in size are supported in this way to some … Continue reading

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Farming, naturally

Shirley and Michael Clarke run Williamwood Farm near Lockerbie in the south of Scotland. Last year they created two Jubilee Woods on their land with support from the Woodland Trust. Hundreds of local school children had the chance to plant … Continue reading

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Trees please local authorities

As our Jubilee Woods project comes to an end, after the planting of the 6 millionth tree recently, I have been reflecting on the success of the project and how incredible the level of participation was.   In the Government Affairs … Continue reading

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Tree maintenance and survival

“Plant a tree in ’73, bundle of sticks in ’76” is a refrain that is etched upon my mind. A recent query from one of our supporters about survival rates amongst the 6m trees we have planted under our Jubilee … Continue reading

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A 6 million tree platform

Yesterday, as you may have seen in the media, there took place the very happy occasion of the 6 millionth tree of the Jubilee Woods project being planted. Another bitterly cold day in this endless winter it may have been, … Continue reading

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Will ash dieback mean dieback for panel report?

If it hadn’t been for the furore over the European Union budget at Westminster yesterday (Wednesday 31 October) events themed around trees, woods and forests could easily have been at the top of politicians’ radar again. The former Chair of … Continue reading

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Earl Attlee has welcome words for ancient woodland protection

Will the National Planning Policy Framework deliver? Questions asked in the House of Lords can often generate a longer and more in-depth discussion than is possible in the Commons. This week Lord Redesdale asked a very interesting question about how … Continue reading

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