SNH take a walk on the wild side

Yesterday we welcomed our second visiting SNH (Scottish Natural Heritage) group to Borders Forest Trust this month. We were hosting a large group of staff from the Rural Resources Unit who had made a long journey from Inverness to see us. This was part of a 3 day team excursion which was visiting a number of projects around the area, …

A Wildwood day out

As our next planting season is approaching, we decided to pay one of our main suppliers Alba Trees a visit. The aim of the day was to get an introduction to their operation and see how our trees for this year are getting on.   Just one of the large area of trees growing on for planting Jackie and Craig …

UK Fungus Day: 11th October

On the 11th October it is UK Fungus Day!! Fungi are vital to the health of woodlands as both recyclers and beneficial partners and they play an essential role in any woodland restoration project. To celebrate and learn about them, we’ll be in Moffat Town Hall on Sunday 11th October from 11am to 3pm. There will be a fungi display, …

Volunteer at Corehead Farm

Volunteer Dates Join our volunteer team at Corehead Farm to get stuck into some practical conservation work. Tasks are varied and include fence removal, tree planting, work in the orchard, bracken bashing and other seasonal tasks. Volunteer sessions are normally on Thursdays from 10am to 3pm Upcoming Dates Thursday 24th September Thursday 1st October Thursday 15th October Please contact site …

The return of the Talla fencers

5 optimists gathered at Talla on a wet and misty Sunday morning with the crazy intention of mending the eastern boundary fence, not in the valley, but on the very top of the hill.  Where else in such miserable conditions ?!     Picking tools up kindly left by Lynn at the barn and posts dumped at the foot of …

SNH come to Corehead

This week at Corehead we were very lucky to be joined by the southern Scotland team from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). They contacted us a few months back asking if we’d like to have their help one morning and of course we said yes!   Many of the team hadn’t been to Corehead before so we had a bit of a chat …