Aerial view of Spernal and Windmill Hill
News

The Forest in the fight against flooding

18 December 2023
 by 
Dave Throup, Trustee
With extreme weather events and flooding on the increase, the Forest has a vital role to play in flood alleviation. Dave Throup, charity trustee and flooding expert, explains.
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Bee Flies: Masters of Disguise

19 April 2023
 by 
The Heart of England Forest
What do you get when you cross a bee, a hummingbird, a mosquito, a narwhal and a fly? Discover more about the fascinating bee fly and how to spot it.
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Permissive paths extended this tree planting season

4 April 2023
 by 
Heart of England Forest
Our woodland creation this tree planting season included permissive paths to enable people to benefit from time spent in the Forest
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Volunteer and help wildlife

28 March 2023
 by 
Heart of England Forest
Biodiversity surveys are vital for monitoring the quality and quantity of wildlife in the Forest. They are held throughout the year, across the mosaic of woodland habitats, and you can easily get involved.
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Native wildflowers under threat

28 March 2023
 by 
Clare Lewis, Communications Volunteer
Many people look forward to the display of wildflowers that gradually reveals itself as the days lengthen and temperatures rise, but there is bad news as scientists share their concern for our wildflower populations.
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Hazel coppicing in the Forest

28 March 2023
 by 
Julie Walton-Evans, Marketing and Communications Officer
Last month, after the final tree saplings were planted out, the forestry team turned to tree maintenance, in particular the coppicing of our hazel. But what is coppicing and why is it important?
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Another successful winter season in the Forest

28 March 2023
 by 
Heart of England Forest
This winter season over 100,000 trees were planted, our agroforestry and conservation grazing efforts continued, and essential woodland and other habitat maintenance was carried out.
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