St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Tag: tree planting

How to centre young people’s voices

St Nicks’ Green Mentor Freya Lovett poses the questions we all need to ask to make sure our young people’s ideas make a real difference to people, nature and planet.   Through our part in the nationwide Green Influencers project, we work with young people aged between 10 – 14 years old to help them […]

Posted 25 August 2021 | Categories: Green Influencers, Inspiration | Tags: campaigning, empowerment, engagement, green influencers, inclusion, participation, tree planting, wildlife, young people

Winter tasks: Battling the bramble and planting prep

They have braved ice, wind, sleet, snow and even floods, but our small group of conservation volunteers have persevered regardless, helping to manage our nature reserve this winter, supporting wildlife and their community during a time greenspace has become more important than ever for wellbeing. Of course there have also been plenty of sunny and […]

Posted 10 February 2021 | Categories: Natural Habitats, Volunteers' diary | Tags: Blackthorn, Bramble, dog rose, dog wood, flytipping, Hawthorn, hedgerow, scrub, tree planting, woodland

Trees (are) for Life, not just Christmas

Judging by the numerous window displays, few of us can imagine Christmas without a tree. Even just a spray-painted picture, for which I had to settle due to lack of space, seemed better than no tree (although the faint smell of paint wasn’t particularly festive). According to ITV news, 8 million Christmas trees are sold […]

Posted 8 January 2014 | Categories: Inspiration | Tags: Christmas trees, forest cover, oak mania, tree planting, Trees for Life, volunteering, Woodland Trust, World Land Trust