Brian Ashworth from the Woodland Trust came to Warrington Rotary Club and spoke about the tree population and its origins from the primeval forests and gave an explanation of how ancient woodlands came to be classified and explained how the Trust and the public can work together to improve forestation.
He spoke of schools and clubs getting together with various initiatives in planting trees for the benefit of future generations. He touched on the wild life inhabiting woodland from the humble lichen to many of the birds and mammals dependent on the forest habitat.
Brian said that over 6 million trees were planted last year and that there are over 1000 woods that the public can visit for free. An interesting part of the presentation was the question of what are native trees and that the sycamore was not one of them.
To find out more about the Woodland Trust:https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk