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Journey of a seed - Part two

Posted in: Features Summer 2018

In the last edition of the magazine Penny talked us through seed selection, collection and germination at Westonbirt.

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Tree of the Month - May 2018

Find out why a member of the heather family, the Enkianthus, is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for May...

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Have your say at our AGM

Join us on Saturday 12 May for our AGM, with a great talk from Westonbirt arborist Andy Bryce on invigorating roots...

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Veteran Tree Fencing

Over the coming months you will see that we are taking steps to protect some of our valuable parkland trees on the Downs, in particular old veterans, but younger trees planted for the future as well.

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Tree of the Month - April 2018

Find out why winter hazels are our Dendrologist's tree of the month...

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Try your hand at printmaking this Easter

Print your own postcard to take home, using letterpress and stamps...

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How to hygge a tree

Westonbirt Arboretum has recently produced a book based on their experiences of running wellbeing and community engagement activities. Karen Price, Community Youth Officer, explains more.

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Being a Westonbirt marketing and communications volunteer

Posted in: Blog Volunteering

Find out what Steve Blore has been up to at Westonbirt...

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Tree of the Month - March 2018

Find out why the Canary Islands Juniper is our Dendrologist's Tree of the Month for March...

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Westonbirt wakes up

Posted in: Features Spring 2018

Bright mornings, longer days and the singing of the morning chorus are a sure sign that spring is well and truly on the way! It’s nature’s show-time and the arboretum is full of the colours, sounds and energy of new life.

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Spring tree highlights

Posted in: Features Spring 2018

Today, many of the world’s trees are in danger of disappearing altogether! Here at Westonbirt, we work hard to ensure that trees are protected and preserved for future generations.

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Journey of a seed

Posted in: Features Spring 2018

Penny Jones is the Propagator at Westonbirt. Her knowledge, understanding and passion for seed propagation has produced hundreds of healthy saplings, which are planted at the arboretum.

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A welcome bunch of grazers

You may have noticed that we have played host to a group of Gloucester cattle. They have brown-black bodies with a white stripe along their back and white tails and underbellies.

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Unleash your Creativitree

The arboretum is a special place. A short walk amongst the wonderful trees can revitalise the soul and help spark the seed of an idea that might grow into something amazing!...

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How to Hygge a Tree

Posted in: Features Spring 2018

‘How to Hygge a Tree’ is a new resource about mindfulness in the forest.

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