Lucy Saunders

Woodlands chosen for Heritage Status

Woodlands chosen for Heritage Status

Lake District woods among 70 designated heritage sites for the Platinum Jubilee [audio mp3=" highlight of the month has been the exciting news that the woodland the Lake District Council proposed for one of the 70 to be part of the Queen’s Heritage Woodland was chosen.  We had been given advanced notice and received a media…

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Trees of Amsterdam

Trees of Amsterdam

Lucy Saunders, Tree Officer for The Lake District National Park, spent an enjoyable busman’s holiday amongst the Trees of Amsterdam

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Planting schemes

Planting schemes

A planting scheme of 1,000 trees has been implemented to offset the loss of other trees in the creation of a cycle path from Keswick to Threlkeld Lucy Saunders, Tree Officer for The Lake District National Park, takes a look at  Planting schemes I am keen to be involved with tree planting schemes.  As I…

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Ancient woodlands to mark Platinum Jubilee

Ancient woodlands to mark Platinum Jubilee

This year marks HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  In addition to the tree planting as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy, there are also plans to recognise 70 ancient woodlands as Platinum Woodlands.  These will receive formal protection.  I have been tasked with finding a woodland within the Lake District to present as our contribution.…

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Clear up after Arwen 

Clear up after Arwen 

By Lucy Saunders  The fall-out from Storm Arwen continues as the extent of the impact becomes more apparent. This was a major storm. The arborists in my area are all fully booked for the next four months just dealing with the clear-up work.  As I have travelled the area, I have been looking for the…

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Experience the aftermath of Storm Arwen; Complex ties between trees and fungi

Experience the aftermath of Storm Arwen; Complex ties between trees and fungi

Storm with a silver lining? For example, one Small Leaf Lime, an ancient tree listed on the Ancient Tree Inventory, with two main trunks, split in two (pictured bottom right on this page). However, with this tree, all is not lost. Lime trees can naturally regenerate, layering from the roots, so I am looking to…

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