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Dig the Dirt


It’s time we stopped treating the soil like dirt.. Without efforts to rebuild soil health, we could lose our ability to grow enough nutritious food to feed the planet’s population. The world needs topsoil to grow most of its food … Continue reading

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Wildflower Meadows


A well known piece of the British landscape that had become depleted of flora and fauna because of years of intensive farming is alive with wildflowers, butterflies and birds this summer. Since the National Trust acquired fields on the top of the … Continue reading

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Quick Forests


The National Trust is planning to plant twenty million trees over the next decade as part of its efforts to become a net zero carbon emitter by 2030, which it says will cost some £90m- £100m. The organisation made the announcement … Continue reading

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Changing Fortunes


John Wilson arrived at Ashridge in 1957 to take up the post of Head Ranger, and was to become the most influential National Trust manager during his thirty four years service. He was responsible for much of the new planting … Continue reading

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SHEER JOY


  Sheer joy – but alas now a faded feeling  

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Remembrance


  Thanks for the memory  

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WELL-BEING


For those wishing to take the air, fear not for the rules on confinement have been clarified. Driving to the countryside for a walk on the wild side – where more time is spent doing the latter than the former … Continue reading

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SILENT SPRING


The phrase was first coined by Rachel Carson in 1962 in her book of the same name, exposing the decline in songbirds through the indiscriminate use of chemicals in the countryside. Today the shutdown of modern life as we know … Continue reading

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On or Off?


Since the events list for Spring/Summer published last month exhorting volunteers to “get-together”, the Trust has detailed twelve further events – some are now in doubt following the Government’s intervention over the coronavirus outbreak. You will need to check on … Continue reading

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Rail against the weather


Despite the recent appalling weather conditions the Trust has managed to start on the restoration of Rail Copse – with visitor cooperation. The public have been entrusted for the first time to help with planting trees on the Estate! This … Continue reading

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