In search of Tree Champions in Sheldon

BTFL were out and about in Sheldon Country Park encouraging visitors to try and spot the differences in trees, rather than see them as ‘one green blur’ !

Numbers for our actual tree information walk were low (possibly the extreem heat and

the open area kept visitors down), but families we met on site were very interested to receive one of the Woodland Trust tree identification swatches we were distributing and immediately set about trying to match leaf shaps and structures to those trees around them.

Several of the adults actually surprised themselves at the number of leaves they managed to identify, but as usual there were lots of questions from the younger family members who always seem eager to learn.


To view our album of this event, follow this link.



Whilst at Sheldon we took the opportunity to revisit a small coppice of Rowan Trees that BTFL had planted several years ago, at the Rangers request, to attract Waxwings. It was heartening to see that they are now well established and fruiting.

Our thanks to Sheldon Ranger Service for the use of the schoolroom on site.

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