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20th Mar 2015

With spring now officially here and our watches set to change to British Summer time in a just few days, we've got our fingers crossed for some better weather to go with the longer, lighter days.

But what do you look forward to most when spring comes around? At Oakmasters, we think it’s not only a great time to start planning some home renovation and DIY projects, but also a time to get outside and enjoy our beautiful landscape.

21st March is both International Day of Forests and World Wood Day. These events are a time to celebrate trees, showing their critical role in society, whilst raising awareness of the importance of looking after our forests, for future generations to enjoy.

cc-flickr-bluebellwood.jpg© Simon Harrod “Bluebells in the woods”. Photo. Attribution 2.0 Generic

We therefore think now is the perfect opportunity to join in and enjoy the incredible forests that we are lucky enough to have across Britain. We not only have tree’s that arrived and grew here naturally after the last Ice Age, such as the mighty English oak, but also non-native tree’s that have made their way over to the UK. These trees not only provide a long and deep history, but also a beautiful landscape for us all to enjoy and explore.

So this spring, why not get outside and discover our nation’s forests? Here are some suggestions, for woodlands to visit across the UK:

For more ideas, take a look at Woodland Trust, Forestry Commission, or National Trust. We’re very grateful that organisations such as FSC work hard with manufacturers, to help preserve these beautiful forests, giving us so many to discover and enjoy this spring.

We’d love to know what your favourite forest is to explore! Tweet us at @Oakmasters.

cc-flickr-greenoakleaves.jpg © Ken Bosma “Oak Leaves”. Photo. Attribution 2.0 Generic

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