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Trees for Life

Seedlings at Schools: building bird boxes for feathered friends

29 March 2018

Not sure whether to call this blog winter or spring because we seem to be going backwards and forwards between the two seasons! A cold wind blowing in from Russia and then a warm westerly bringing a thaw and a promise of croaking frogs and nesting birds.

Seedlings at Schools: renewing old friendships

22 February 2018


Another Christmas has passed and thoughts are now slowly turning towards springtime and the lighter nights and new growth. It always raises my spirits when I realise that the days are slowly getting longer and we have the first appearance of the white Snowdrops or the yellow Winter Jasmine.

Seedlings at Schools: if you go down to the woods today...

14 June 2017

It was a bright blue day and the sun shone from an aquamarine sky as we travelled across the roaring roads, through the old silent churchyard, beside the bending, bubbling river and across the wobbly bridge to get to the edge of the deep woods.

Seedlings at Schools: on the road with a van-full of trees

15 May 2017

Spring is now definitely here with the mornings getting lighter and the weather getting warmer. The trees that we planted back in November are now starting to have buds on and are getting some leaves. The first Bluebells are starting to open up and summer is only a light breeze away. It is a great time of year with everything feeling fresh and born again ready for the new season.

Restoring natural habitats & reducing flood risk with Trees for Life

3 May 2017

Peter Welsh, Sam Gibson and Martin Davies plant trees in upper Wharfedale

Bettys is helping to plant 20,000 trees with the National Trust in the Yorkshire Dales as part of a project to restore a more natural habitat to the area and play a part in flood mitigation.