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Woodland Walks - The Woodland Trust Podcast

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Welcome to the debut season of the Woodland Trust podcast, 'Woodland Walks'. We'll be exploring some of the greatest woods, forests and sites in the Woodland Trust estate. Join our host, Adam Shaw, as we discover the stories and characters that make each of our woods so very special. We’ll explore awe-inspiring ancient woodland and get lost together in the rich habitats that support our native wildlife. We'll meet the site managers and the magnificent volunteers who protect woods and plant trees. For wildlife. For people.

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Welcome to the debut season of the Woodland Trust podcast, 'Woodland Walks'. We'll be exploring some of the greatest woods, forests and sites in the Woodland Trust estate. Join our host, Adam Shaw, as we discover the stories and characters that make each of our woods so very special. We’ll explore awe-inspiring ancient woodland and get lost together in the rich habitats that support our native wildlife. We'll meet the site managers and the magnificent volunteers who protect woods and plant trees. For wildlife. For people.

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By SueT1983 - Aug 10 2019
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I just found this today, and having heard Beccy Speight on another podcast I decided to give this a listen. I do hope there are more episodes in the works. It would be nice to have a place where I could plant a tree as with Heartwood Forest.

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Trees

By SueT1983 - Aug 10 2019
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I just found this today, and having heard Beccy Speight on another podcast I decided to give this a listen. I do hope there are more episodes in the works. It would be nice to have a place where I could plant a tree as with Heartwood Forest.
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Woodland Walks - The Woodland Trust Podcast

Latest release on Jan 15, 2020

All 5 episodes from oldest to newest

5. Urban trees

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Guided by street tree guru Joe Coles, we explore the trees of Leeds, including Woodhouse Ridge, a pocket of urban woodland, some of Leeds' tree-lined streets and the London plane tree in Dortmund Square. Along the way, we meet Justin Williamson, woodland officer for Leeds City Council, and Dr Catherine Scott from Leeds University to chat about how trees affect air quality, urban trees as wildlife corridors, the benefits of green spaces for people and how cities will become part of the new Northern Forest.

Jan 15 2020

31mins

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4. Ben Shieldaig – a mountain of rare and important rainforest

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Take a tour of spectacular Ben Shieldaig in Scotland’s West Highlands, the Trust’s first mountain! Made up of ancient birchwood and Caledonian pinewood, it’s a wonderful example of Scotland’s rainforest, brimming with some of the world’s rarest lichens, bryophytes, liverworts and fungi. Explore some of the site’s geology and history, and learn what the Trust has planned for its future.

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Dec 10 2019

21mins

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3. Home Farm - trees on farms

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We meet David Rose who shows us around his Nottinghamshire farm. He tells us how trees are making a difference both for the farm and for local communities as he aims to promote healthy food and healthy futures. Discover the edible woodland and forest school area, meet people that enjoy visiting the farm and hear from the Trust’s Ruth Hyde and Helen Chesshire who explain that trees are important outside woods as well as in.

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Nov 13 2019

26mins

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2: Loch Arkaig - Scotland's highland treasure

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In this episode, Adam explores the wilderness of Loch Arkaig Pine Forest - one of Scotland's remaining fragments of native Caledonian pinewood. It lies within an iconic landscape of sparkling lochs fringed by mountains, full of rare wildlife and flora. Over land and loch Adam meets site manager Steve Morris, raptor expert Lewis Pate, project manager Jessica Maxwell and other custodians of this truly astonishing landscape.

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Jul 19 2019

31mins

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1: Heartwood Forest - planted by the people, for the people

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In this first episode, Adam explores Heartwood - a vast new forest of more than half a million trees, pockets of ancient woodland, wildflower meadows and fantastic wildlife. Adam is joined on his travels by Beccy Speight, Chief Executive of the Woodland Trust, along with Tim Wright and Brian Legg, some of the amazing volunteers who’ve had a huge hand in creating England's largest new native woodland.

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May 15 2019

46mins

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