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Community woodland management: Urmston Meadows

The Urmston Meadows Action Group has been working to transform local woodland and encourage the nesting of endangered Willow Tits with the help of Red Rose Forest and the Lancashire Wildlife Trust.

Crowd-funding success for Stevenson Square and Red Rose Forest

Following a successful crowd-funding campaign by Red Rose Forest, the first of its kind in Manchester City Centre, Stevenson Square has become a landmark for a pioneering greening project.

Tackling tree pests and diseases in Greater Manchester: Ash Dieback

Spotting the symptoms of tree diseases and reporting them is essential for the future of our woodlands. 

Harworth Estates are making trees their business

Harworth Estates is developing a country park in Bolton next to one of their biggest employment developments.

Greening Bolton

Three new and ambitious initiatives are, in their different ways, helping to bring a new green tinge to Bolton.

Inspiring kids and communities with nature in urban Manchester

A Forest Schools project centred on the Moston Fairway nature reserve inspires Moston and Newton Heath communities to come together and engage with nature.

A Tale of Two Cities celebrates at Everton Park

The Liverpool ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ team hosted a celebration event on July 18th that filled Everton Park with music, poetry, wildflowers ... and giant dancing bees!

An update from Heritage Trees

Red Rose Forest's Heritage Trees project has enjoyed great success over the last few months. Here, we fill you in on the story so far.

Hulme Community Garden Centre is growing with Kickstarter

Hulme Community Garden Centre wants to sow the seeds of development and build a new extension so they can continue to engage and inspire communities in Greater Manchester – and you can help!

Fracking protest image by JustinWoolford via Flickr/Creative Commons

Fossil fuels must stay in the ground, say climate leaders

Climate leaders in Manchester come out against plans to extend fracking operations in neighbouring Lancashire.

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