Tree crate carpenters get to work at Reabrook event in The National Forest
National Forest sponsor Reabrook Limited gathered saws, hammers and spades for a day out in the woods with employees and their families recently. Staff were invited to help put the finishing touches to the company's sponsored woodland at Boothorpe, a few hundred yards from the company's buildings at Moira, near Ashby de la Zouch.
New Woodland Takes Root in Wychnor
Montgomery Wood offers visitors fantastic views across the River Trent to Wychnor, with stunning views of St Leonard's parish church. This 2.3ha (5.7 acre) wood has been created by local businessman Chris Montgomery who runs a landscaping business based in Burton. Chris bought the land a few years ago and decided to create the woodland under the National Forest Changing Landscapes Scheme to provide wildlife habitat, access and wood for fuel.
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Spring and other seasonal delights
Spring... my favourite season. Always has been and always will be, with the promise of new life, lighter, longer days and a hint of warmth. Then there's the colour - the gentle pinks of blossom, reddy-brown of new rose growth, and the spread of colour from emerging bulbs before the onslaught of green. And the song... oh the song!
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Grown in Britain News
The second Grown in Britain Week was a great success, with events that sparked the imagination of government, industry and society about the use of British timber.
Read more about British timber being used in new housing, planting trees for tables and Grown in Britain research and development: Grown in Britain News
Tuesday, 6th January 2015
John Everitt has arrived in post as the new Chief Executive of the National Forest Company (NFC). He is only the third person to hold this position since the inception of the company in 1995, and takes up the reins following the departure of Sophie Churchill at the end of last year.
Tuesday, 9th December 2014
Limited early bird tickets for the 2015 National Forest Wood Fair have just gone on sale in time for Christmas. Buy now and save one third off the entry price in August next year.
Blog: Woodland Edge
Sophie and Carol visited Snibston and Donisthorpe over the weekend and shared some great community life in the Forest.
Monday, 27th January 2014
From Measham to Leicester on the back road, you pass the mine's bund, a newly turfed embankment on a grand scale, like a whale which has swum up the Thames and got stranded. Week by week mounds of soil appear and change shape: we have, temporarily, a rusty brown Arizonian backdrop to the lovely Swepstone church.
Wednesday, 27th November 2013