BLOG: Forage & Feast April

This month Dave Winnard from Discover the Wild has three plants for you to seek out! Bistort and Danish Scurvy Grass, which are edible, and Wood Anemone, which is poisonous.

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BLOG: Forage & Feast June

29 May 2020

This month's blog in partnership with Dave Winnard from Discover the Wild looks at fantastic fungi chicken of the woods, lime and elderflower.

Looking for Eden – a celebration of our local landscape

28 May 2020

Throughout 2019 groups of talented photographers and writers visited the mosses, wetlands and waterways in Wigan, Salford and Warrington.  They found inspiration in the local history, wildlife and landscapes of these post-industrial sites, resulting in a stunning publication: Looking for Eden. 

Stay Connected: Our Dementia Walks newsletter

18 May 2020

Our dementia friendly walks in Bolton with the Woodland Trust are currently on hold due to Covid19. To help people stay connected we have created a newsletter for the members of our walking group, which is also available for anyone who is living with dementia and their friends and families. 

Groundbreaking ‘greenprint’ launched for Greater Manchester

12 May 2020

All Our Trees is Greater Manchester’s tree and woodland strategy and quantifies the incredible value of the city region’s 11.3 million trees - demonstrating why we should protect them, and outlines where to plant more trees.

BLOG: Forage & Feast: May

4 May 2020

In the second of our ‘Forage and Feast’ blogs in partnership with Dave Winnard from Discover the Wild we look at three species: Common Nettle, Japanese Rose and Ground Elder.

BLOG: Celebrating our ancient trees

1 May 2020

At City of Trees we are not only passionate about planting more trees but protecting and preserving the ones we have. Throughout the year we help to look after woodlands by ensuring the trees have enough light and room to grow as well as planting wildflowers and keeping paths and entranceways clear. This helps to boost the benefits for both people and wildlife.

Many of the woodlands in Greater Manchester are plantations and have been more recently planted however, in this blog we explore what it means when a tree or woodland is truly ancient!