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Latest Ancient woodland Stories

2008-07-29 18:00:30

England's largest new native forest is to be created with the planting of 600,000 trees. The pounds 8.5 million project covering 850 acres in Hertfordshire will be bigger than Sherwood Forest. The Woodland Trust said the scheme would be open to the public and provide health, education and leisure benefits, as well as habitat for wildlife, within 20 miles of London. The trust aims to create the largest continuous new broadleaf woodland on land it is planning to buy near the village of...

2008-07-26 18:00:22

A DRIVE has been launched to raise pounds 1.5m to transform a mile-long stretch of riverbank only two miles from Durham city centre. The 168 acres at Low Burnhall, Croxdale, was bought earlier this year by the Woodland Trust. It will become a mix of habitats, including a substantial area of new native woodland, for the benefit of wildlife and for people. Funding is expected to come from a wide range of sources, including grants, but a local fundraising appeal aims to raise pounds...

2008-06-21 18:00:00

THE latest step in a drive to protect the last areas of ancient woodland in the North East took place yesterday amid one of the best examples of the habitat in the region. The Forestry Commission staged a workshop at Allen Banks in Northumberland to give land managers a chance to comment on proposed guidelines on protecting ancient woodland. Ancient woods are defined as those marked on the earliest reliable maps, which date to the early 1600s. In reality, many of these are much older by...