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26 November - 4 December 2022

 National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration. Each year, the   country’s conservation sector, volunteer groups and tree-lovers come together to   plant thousands of trees to mark the start of the annual tree planting season.

 This year the focus will be on Hidden Connections vital to tree life - roots, soil   and fungi.  There will be two free online talks.

 Read about the Orchards for Schools Programme.  See www.treecouncil.org.uk 

We will be doing our bit at White Lund Farm over the first weekend.

Money hand-over

Thank you to Bolton-le-Sands WI

Yvonne Bell, President of Bolton-le-Sands WI, came to one of our task days at the station and Sylvia Cooper, a WI member, handed over a cheque from them.

Our sincere 'thank-you' goes to BLS WI for such generosity and support for our community work.  The money will be used to enhance our tool collection.


Lancaster & District Conservation Volunteers assist Bolton-le-Sands WI 


The field maple was planted as part of the Queen's Green Canopy across the UK, to commemorate her Platinum Jubilee 2022 and to help to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change.


Planting hedge

Maggie and Pete planting the hedge

Community Volunteers Boost Biodiversity and Nature at Stations...

While our work at Bare Lane Station continues to steadily improve local biodiversity and nature, similar groups working with the Greater Anglia Train Operating Company are to be rewarded with an official recognition from Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

The Greater Anglia Wildlife Friendly Stations Accreditation Scheme recognises the range of habitats found at local stations, from planted borders of shrubs and flowers, through areas of grassland, becoming increasingly 'wilder' until quite dense scrub and trees are reached.  Such areas are managed by local station adopters.

From 'Branchline News', 7 August 2021

Station Adopters, August 2021


Covid produced a very challenging time for us all, not least for volunteer conservation groups such as our own. We tried every safe and secure way we could to maintain our programme of management work at our sites across the district. In this light, we were absolutely delighted to have received a substantial donation from Julian and Janice, who are friends of Liz, and who wished to support our conservation work. This donation was especially appreciated when we were fundraising towards replacing our old strimmer, after such dependable service for around 20 years! Thank you to Julian and Janice.


A booklet for useful stay-at-home reading:

'Healthy Hedgerows on your land’

produced by the People’s Trust for Endangered Species


It talks about more joined up hedgerows to act as wildlife corridors; the benefits of hedgerows for farms, wildlife and the environment; planting up gaps in hedgerows; giving hedgerow trees the space to grow on, and managing hedgerows well and at the right time of year.


Carbon+ Million Trees Planting Project

For information on this Lancaster City Council project and any planting days,

email sgray@lancaster.gov.uk or telephone 01524 582217.