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Cheery blossom in bloom
07 May 2020
Karen Price is the Community Coordinator at Westonbirt Arboretum. She tells us why she loves spring at Westonbirt and shares some fantastic activities to help you bring some springtime forest magic to your home.
Harvester felling trees in the distance on frosty ground
04 May 2020
Hear from harvesting forester Alistair on how his team have been maintaining the vital timber supply during the pandemic.
Woman doing yoga in the forest
29 April 2020
Having less time outdoors or limited space indoors doesn’t have to stop you getting or keeping fit. We’ve put together five ideas to help you stay active while you stay home and stay safe.
trays of tree seedlings growing in a large glasshouse
27 April 2020
We hear from site ranger Phil Lee who temporarily joined the nursery team to help out at a crucial time.
Saplings growing in a field
20 April 2020
Discover how we’re still caring for the young trees that will become the forests of tomorrow in this blog from Vernon Stockton, Delamere Nursery Manager.
Woman with closed eyes facing out of a window
07 April 2020
Spending time in forests is good for our mental, physical and social wellbeing. So how do we continue to experience the wellbeing benefits of trees and forests whilst following the important Government advice to stay safe and stay home? Well the good news is that recent research suggests that connection with nature is more important for mental wellbeing than simple exposure to nature. Nature connectedness describes our emotional and relationship with nature. Research shows that people who are connected to nature, rather than simply exposed to nature, have better wellbeing and are more likely to do things that benefit nature.
Father and kids using tablet
06 April 2020
To keep the kids busy, here are our top 7 activities you can do at home over the Easter weekend. Although Easter is usually a great time to get together with loved ones to enjoy the joys of spring, this year we need to stay home and stay safe. But don’t worry, we’re here to bring the trees to you! 
Flowers at Castle Neroche
26 March 2020
Get lost in the magic of nature without even leaving the living room! Check out our favourite nature-focused podcasts, perfect for helping you connect with the outdoors whilst staying indoors.

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