Forestry England have completed an unusual felling operation involving a specialist helicopter team to fell trees at Whinlatter Forest, within the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, which were affected by the tree disease Phytophthora ramorum.
Following a detailed review of our operations, Forestry England propose closing Wykeham nursery in North Yorkshire to concentrate tree seedling production at our Delamere facilities in Cheshire. Closing the Wykeham site is proposed to take place in March 2022.
Spring is the season of new beginnings and this seems more poignant than ever this year.
After a long winter for many, the days are now getting longer and it feels like all the people, animals, insects and plants alike are bubbling in anticipation of sunnier days ahead.
Latest research has shown the important role that trees, woodlands and wider nature can play in supporting and protecting people’s wellbeing under the very difficult circumstances of a global pandemic.
To help spread joy, Christmas celebrations across the country have started early this year. Christmas trees and decorations are going up, boosting people’s moods, and bringing a bit of magic into people’s homes.
This autumn is a bumper year for acorns and fruits across much of the nation’s forests. Our oak trees have been producing a large crop of acorns this year, all because of one of nature’s mysterious events known as ‘masting’.