News Categorises: Woodland

Another successful tree planting event at St Ives, Bingley!

Building on the success of our tree planting event in December of last year, we are delighted to share the news of another milestone – the successful completion of a...

Community tree planting initiative to restore woodland at St Ives Bingley

In a heart-warming display of community collaboration, an enthusiastic group of volunteers gathered over the weekend, on 2nd December, at St Ives Bingley to plant trees. The event marked an...

Plastic tree tubes to be recycled and reused in woodlands across the Bradford district

YorGreen CIC and Bradford Environmental Education Service (BEES) have joined up with Bradford Council to collect plastic tree tubes from woodlands across the district to be recycled and repurposed. Bradford...

St Ives felling update – we need your help! 

Tree felling and rhododendron clearance work in the Statutory Plant Health Notice (SPHN) areas is now mostly complete. The last load of timber has left the site, and the main...

St Ives Estate – works to tackle tree disease – news and updates

Bradford Council’s Trees and Woodlands team is taking action to prevent the spread of ‘Larch Tree Disease’ (Phytophthora ramorum) at St Ives Estate, Bingley. Follow progress and discover the latest...

Ancient Art of Coppicing Returns to St Ives

The Ancient art of coppicing has returned to St Ives and is being extended to other Bradford district woodlands. Volunteers from Forest of Bradford (BEAT) and Trust for Conservation Volunteers...

Phytophthora – “Plant destroyer”

Over recent years several species of Phytophthora have been discovered in Bradford Council woodlands. The word ‘Phytophthora’ derives from the Greek language and literally translates as “plant destroyer”. This naming...

Turning over a new leaf

When you glimpse a bluebell what do you see?  What catches your eye when you spy a daisy?  What tells you that a buttercup is a buttercup?  The flowers of...

Wanders and wonders

Over the past week I’ve been fortunate to visit several woods across the district.  I’ve been to Judy Woods in Wyke, Heber’s Ghyll in Ilkley, Park Wood in Keighley, and...

Easter eggs

What was your first thought when you read the headline?  Chocolate?  Sweets?  If so, on this occasion you were wrong. Spring equinox has now passed and the days are getting...

Treasures uncovered at St Ives

Recent clearance of the invasive non-native Rhododendron ponticum has exposed an unexpected find.  Not only can we now see the majestic oaks and other mature trees that have been hidden for...

Spring is in the air… and water

Valentine’s Day stands out in my mind as a special day in 2018.  It was the day that I was greeted by song as I left the house.  Early that...

X is for Xylella fastidiosa

Xylella fastidiosa is the latest plant disease to threaten trees and woodlands in the United Kingdom. It joins a long list of pests and diseases that are already having a...

New woodland manager joins team

Hello, I’m Andrew and I started in role as Assistant Tree and Woodland Manager in November 2017 following the retirement of Colin Whitfield. Excitement coursed through my veins when I...