Reducing flood risk by planting trees: Rewilding

There are two main reasons for flooding: heavy rainfall and how land and rivers react to heavy rainfall.   Improving soil structure and drainage through planting and cultivation provides a long-term deterrent to flooding.  Tree cover greatly increases the rate at which rainfall is absorbed by the soil, soaking it up quicker and slowing down the […]

Signs of Spring: How your woodlands and hedgerows welcome the new season

The clocks have gone forward so it must be spring, right? Fields are full of lambs, a most welcome sign and a host of golden daffodils have burst into our gardens and verges, making a spring display that would inspire Wordsworth for evermore.  But how do our woodlands and hedgerows celebrate spring?

Grown in Britain – we are, are you?!

Into 2016, we continue to support the work of the Grown in Britain campaign. We’re flying the flag for growing, sourcing and planting of trees and hedging from British reputable growers and suppliers.  It’s just as important  a consideration for your own gardens as it is for forestry, woodland, farming and landowners. 

Get the Bee basics this Summer: Bee-friendly Plants

Hedgerows, gardens and green open spaces create havens for bees, butterflies and insects and create a myriad of beauty and flower interest for us, too!  Find out more in our bee-blog this month. Ready to bee-gin?  

Meet the team: Reggie and Rita Robin

Featuring in our Meet the Team blog are our resident robin redbreasts, Reggie and Rita.  Reggie has been visiting our dispatch shed for the last two seasons but this year, he also brought along his new-found partner, Rita. Let’s find out what the pair have been up to this Winter!