The week marks the start of the tree planting season, winter being the best time to get trees settled in the ground before they grow and sprout leaves in spring and summer.
Perhaps there are ways for you to get involved with tree planting locally, or you might even have the space for one or two in your garden. Trees that don’t take up too much room but that are brilliant for a wild garden include birch and rowan. Maybe you would like to find out more about the trees you see regularly, on the walk to the shops or work. There are lots of resources online perfect for beginners or the more experiences arborist; whether it’s identifying trees from their leaves and bark or learning about some of the species that depend on woodland. Check the Wildlife Trusts and Woodland Trust websites to get started.