Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) reflects on successes of 2020

29 Ion 2021

Here's a summary of what we did during the pandemic in 2020.


Our Connecting People and Nature project comes to an end in Merthyr Tydfil

30 Rhag 2020

Our Connecting People and Nature project achieved so much over the three years it ran in Merthyr Tydfil.


Coed Lleol welcomes Bangor University Researcher

19 Tach 2020

We are delighted to welcome Ramiga Kirupaikkumaran of Bangor University to our team.


Connect to nature with Coed Lleol during lockdown

1 Mai 2020

Connecting to nature isn’t usually something we do via a laptop screen. During lockdown however, we’ve all had to adapt quickly and find different ways of getting the things we need for our health and wellbeing.


Actif Woods Anglesey Mentor nominated for award

10 Meh 2018

Disability Sport Wales award nomination for Woodland Mentor John Pritchard


Grey squirrel fertility control research hits key milestone

Oral contraceptives that could significantly reduce grey squirrel populations in the UK are displaying positive results in ongoing research, the UK Squirrel Accord (UKSA) has announced today.


Net Zero Week - time to act!

Net Zero Week is the UK’s national awareness week, running from 2nd - 8th July and backed by the government and industry. However, the Climate Change Committee’s Progress report to Parliament this June has highlighted that there are still important policy gaps and a lack of focus on delivery.


How trees (and you) can make our air cleaner

Trees are hugely important in the fight against both climate change and air pollution, but they can’t solve the problem entirely. Our actions have a cumulative effect, as the less pollution we produce will also result in better air quality.



Spring is sprung! Walking in the woods this morning, the spring flowers are pushing through the undergrowth, the birdsong in the trees is reaching fever pitch and the mammals large and small are on the move; attracting the attention of the kestrels and buzzards overhead. This is such a magical time of year and never fails to inspire and fill the mind with thoughts and plans for the year ahead.

We are getting this year off to a great start with two events this month that should prove to be very interesting. On 16-17 March we are hosting two Forestry Commission sponsored “Woodland into Management” events at the Green Wood Centre. The event will showcase some of the many ways that small woodland managers and owners can use some of the smaller-scale equipment available to them to improve woodland management in a sensitive, sustainable and cost effective way.

We are very much looking forward to the event as it provides us with an opportunity to look at the lessons coming from the SIMWOOD project, where we are again collaborating with the Forestry Commission, along with another 27 woodland management organisations from across Europe. Our principle in both initiatives is that the “wood that is valued is the wood that stays” and we know that Small Woods members value the woods where they work for a wide range of reasons. The addition of new techniques and ideas that promote management will make the 25-30,000 hectares of British woods for which Small Woods members are responsible across the UK more likely to be managed well. To say there is clearly demand from members for these events is an understatement – the first day sold out in 3 hours and the second in an evening. We are looking forward to two vibrant days exchanging experience and ideas.