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Author: Rebecca Hare Marketing And Communications Manager Forestry England Westonbirt Arboretum

Our place in a changing world

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A 10-year vision for Westonbirt, The National Arboretum...

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An alien has landed in Silk Wood

Posted in: Blog Health & wellbeing

For the very first time in history, we can confirm that an alien has crash-landed into the National Arboretum!...

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Membership survey 2019

Posted in: Blog Member communications

In September 2019 we invited members to complete our membership survey - see the results...

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7 things you didn't know about bio-security

Posted in: Blog Autumn Landscape Learning Propagation

Read our introduction to some interesting things about bio-security you may not know...

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The ultimate guide to Westonbirt exhibitions this autumn

Posted in: Blog Autumn Events Great Oak Hall Photography

Read on to discover the must see exhibitions taking place at Westonbirt this season...

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Quest complete!

Posted in: Blog Landscape Learning Visitor experience

Westonbirt’s mission is ‘to connect people with trees; to improve quality of life’, and we like to try different ways of doing this!...

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Westonbirt Woodworks is Complete

Posted in: Blog Restoration

Over the last few months, Westonbirt Woodworks has been a hubbub of activity as we have transformed the site into a centre for showcasing timber at Westonbirt Arboretum – a key part of the story in the lifecycle of our trees.

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Ready or not! Here we go...

Posted in: Blog Events Health & wellbeing Spring

Crikey!…where did the time go ??? Well here we are just one day away from the Westonbirt Arboretum 10k!...

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What do ‘Runners Need’?

Posted in: Blog Events Health & wellbeing Member communications Spring Staff and trustees

With the 10k just next week, Simon (one of our Westonbirt Runners) took a trip to Runners Need in Bristol. Find out how he got on...

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Re-roofing nearly complete!

Posted in: Blog Restoration Staff and trustees

Since our last blog post, there have been some fairly big changes to the way things are looking down at Westonbirt Woodworks.

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A different kind of demonstration...

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Thanks to generous donations given to support the restoration of Westonbirt Woodworks the next phase of the project is well under way - creating a Demonstration Area.

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Is there a better way to start the day?

Posted in: Blog Events Health & wellbeing Staff and trustees

Simon and Allan, our Westonbirt Runners, are doing fantastically well and have been trying out the new running routes in the arboretum. See how they’ve been getting on…...

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Be part of Westonbirt’s history!

Posted in: Blog History Member communications Photography Spring

To celebrate the Forestry Commission’s centenary year, we are planning a very special summer trail celebrating the Arboretum’s human history – but we can’t do it alone, we need your help!...

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Joining the Tree Team for a day...

Posted in: Blog Propagation Spring Staff and trustees Tree management

Jane, became a member of the Tree Team for a day. Read on to find out how she got on...

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Planting with a little help from our friends

Posted in: Blog Propagation Spring Tree management Work Experience

One of the most important aspects of our work here is continuing to grow our staff’s skills and knowledge, so we can ensure that the trees are receiving the best possible care.

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