May 2016 - The Heart of England Forest

Why we love trees – storing carbon

Much has been said about the impact of global warming over the past few decades, but we are sure you will agree that planting more trees is a guaranteed way of reducing its effects. Just one more reason why we love trees!

Where would we be without bees?

The warm spring weather brings the first bees (and bumblebees) to our gardens, parks and woodland. We might take them for granted, but we rely on them much more than many people realise.

So, where would we be without bees? Well, imagine a world without vegetables, fruit and many plants and flowers.

Meet the team: Tom Smith, Forest Ranger

Tom joined our forestry team after helping out as a tree planter during the planting season. We caught up with him for a chat.

What were you doing before you joined the team? I spent five years working in secondary schools, specialising in teaching environmental studies to children.

An Open Day at the Garden of Heroes & Villains

On Saturday 28th May, you and your family have the chance to visit the exclusive Garden of Heroes & Villains, a private garden in Dorsington near Stratford-upon-Avon.

Rarely open to the public, it features an amazing and unique collection of over 50 life-sized bronze sculptures, created by some of the world’s finest portrait sculptors.

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