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Launch of the Esmond Harris Award 2023

6 Apr 2023

Small Woods is proud to announce the launch of the Esmond Harris Award 2023.

Now in its second year, the annual competition aims to celebrate the innovation that is making a difference in small woodlands across the UK.

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Wood-fired stoves in the news

16 Feb 2023

You may have heard news reports indicating that the use of wood-burning stoves has a severely negative impact on the environment, specifically air quality. In particular, discussions have been focused on emissions of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) contained within wood smoke, which is contributing to pollutants known to damage human health. Here, we look at those claims and the evidence behind them, to help members form their own balanced opinions.

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Joint letter to Secretary of State for Defra

16 Feb 2023

Small Woods and the Royal Forestry Society have come together to write a letter to Rt Hon. Thérèse Coffey MP, Secretary of State for Defra, to raise concerns regarding the implementation of the new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme.

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'Shropshire Lad' chef Adam Purnell announces new venue at the Green Wood Centre!

3 Feb 2023

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Invitation to tender - production of promotional materials

8 Dec 2022

 This work package is two-fold.   
 
- Develop our income streams through collating current nature-based services offered by Coed Lleol-Small Woods, to target different audiences. 
 
- Production of Promotional Design materials using a variety of marketing methods to sell these services. 

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Invitation to tender - volunteer mapping

8 Dec 2022

This work package is two-fold.   
 
- Develop and improve processes for Coed Lleol-Small Woods volunteer recruitment, induction, management and provision of ongoing support.

- Mapping of local opportunities for volunteering in the outdoors with the aim to support participants as part of their exit route from Coed Lleol-Small Woods programmes

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Invitation to tender - Wellbeing Woodland Mapping

6 Dec 2022

This work package is to create an outward facing web map (or series of maps) hosted on our website to show and promote the use of ‘Woodlands for Wellbeing’ across Wales.

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Invitation to tender - population of learning management system

6 Dec 2022

Using the platform ‘Teachable’, Coed Lleol-Small Woods (CLSW) are looking to appoint an individual or organisation on a short-term contract to populate the Learning Management System (LMS) with a range of training courses aimed at both internal organisational and external audiences.

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ELMs, investment zones and deregulation - our response

29 Sep 2022

A change of government always leads to uncertainty and that is particularly the case currently.  We appreciate fully that the initial stages of a new administration can be a time of speculation and that many of the fears being expressed currently may well not be borne out. However, it is important to state that some of the ideas being discussed could give rise to very real problems, if realised.

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World Nature Conservation Day 2022

28 Jul 2022

The 28th July is World Nature Conservation Day, and this year the theme is ‘Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet.’ Forests and woodland are vital habitats for a huge diversity of plants and animals, and they’re also important in their capacity as carbon sinks – absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere and therefore helping in our fight against climate change.

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Small Woods are the UK organisation for woodland owners, workers, supporters, and social foresters. We stand for living, sustainable woodlands alive with wildlife, people and work. Managed and used well, small woodlands are vital to thriving local economies, wildlife, and the health and wellbeing of local communities, as well as hugely valuable in the fight against climate change.

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