Planting trees and using woodlands to make life better for people and wildlife in the Marston Vale

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Trees make life better

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Author: Sam Hayden

We're making a difference


woodland sites planted

+ 2,000,000

trees planted


tonnes of carbon removed from the atmosphere yearly

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Latest Blog Posts

  • My week doing work experience at the Forest

    Lucy - a sixth form student at a local college - joined the Forest of Marston Vale team for a week of work experience in July, and tells us about her experience... Read more

  • Bats in trees - why woodland is so important

    Bats are one of the most fascinating but misunderstood animals in the world. As numbers continue to decline, we're providing new habitats and opportunities for bats to thrive through our tree planting... Read more

  • Dazzling dragons and damsels – a guide to these wetland wonders

    If you’re exploring our Wetlands Nature Reserve at Millennium Country Park on a warm, sunny day this summer, you’re likely to encounter some of the jewels of the insect world: dragonflies and damselflies. But how can you tell the difference...? Read more

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  • Sunday Stroll

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  • Jurassic Week - Dinosaur Trail

    Book now for our summer holiday trail at Millennium Country Park! £5 per child. Read more

  • Jurassic Week - Egg Painting

    Book now for our summer holiday crafts at Millennium Country Park! £2 per child. Read more