Aerial view of Spernal and Windmill Hill
News

Creating an accessible future through supported volunteering

28 March 2024
 by 
Ellie Jones, Outdoor Learning Officer
Accessing opportunities should be available to everyone, and volunteering should be no different. Ellie shares the importance of inclusivity and the work she is doing with young neurodiverse women in the Forest.
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The benefits of blackthorn

1 March 2019
 by 
Heart of England Forest
Blackthorn has perhaps the most sinister reputation in Celtic tree lore but there's a lot to be said for it's benefits.
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More space for trees

1 February 2019
 by 
Heart of England Forest
We have acquired two new parcels of land located at Arrow and Newnham, enabling the charity to continue to grow England’s largest new native broadleaf Forest.
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Meet the 'Venus of the woods'

1 February 2019
 by 
Heart of England Forest
Find out more about the ash tree that makes up some 20% of the UK's woodland.
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Hurrah for humble hawthorn

1 January 2019
 by 
Heart of England Forest
The humble hawthorn is a hedgerow shrub that provides a vital habitat teeming with its very own galaxy of insects and wildlife, and an invaluable source of winter nutrition for many species.
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Grasshoppers - the chirpy chappies of the Forest

1 August 2018
 by 
Heart of England Forest
Apart from their distinctive song, what do we know about the elusive grasshopper?
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5 reasons to spend time in the Forest

30 June 2018
 by 
Elaine Skates
Head of Learning and Skills, Elaine, explains how spending time in the Forest is a perfect antidote to the bustle and noise of modern life.
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