Visit to Bradfield Woods

Roger Warboys, Tree Warden for Somerton, assisted by Wendy Wakeman, organised a fantastic visit on 4th July to Bradfield Woods, a national nature reserve owned by Suffolk Wildlife Trust (SWT), managed for both wildlife and woodland products.

We were very lucky to be shown around by Giles Cawston a SWT woodlands warden who is based in Bradfield Woods. Giles has a great knowledge of trees and a passion for the woodland. He is also very knowledgable about wildlife.

Silver-washed Fritillary seen in Bradfield Woods 4th July 2018

Giles pointed out many interesting plants and insects. For example Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies (see photo) and Purple Hairstreak, a small butterfly that typically flies around the tops of oak trees where the caterpillars feed on the leaves. There were dozens circulating in the evening sunlight. Continue reading “Visit to Bradfield Woods”

East Suffolk Tree Warden Network Launched

Parkland Wood, foxgloves in clearing

The first meeting of the East Suffolk Tree Warden Network (ESTWN) was held at Parklands Wood in Ufford, on Tuesday 26th June at 7.30pm

Jane Hawthorne (Chair of the Friends of Parklands Wood) welcomed 7 Tree Wardens from East Suffolk and Frances Jannaway, the Chair and coordinator of the Suffolk Tree Warden Network (STWN) and her husband Richard to Ufford. Several TWs were unable to attend due to other commitments. Frances described the formation of STWN and how it will be supporting Tree Wardens across Suffolk.

Jane introduced the coordinators of the ESTWN,Judy Clements, Tree Warden (TW) for Eyke who was unable to attend this evening’s meeting, Anne Westover, Assistant TW for Wickham Market and herself, (Honorary TW Ufford).

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Heritage Trees Paintings Exhibition

Derek Chambers with Frances Jannaway at the Aldebergh Gallery on 26 June 2018

Derek Chambers, artist and printmaker invited Frances Jannaway, Coordinator of Suffolk Tree Warden Network to a special exhibition of work by the artist of paintings and etchings featuring Britain’s heritage trees. Derek has kindly donated 5% of the sales to the Tree Council.

Ely, London Plane, Monoprint

In his own words Derek describes the inspiration for these works and how they were produced: Continue reading “Heritage Trees Paintings Exhibition”