New trees identified in Spa Ponds tree map/database

FTNCG’s tree map/spreadsheet has been updated to include a new area (which we call ‘EMEC5b’), including mainly young trees and some intriguing damsons.

The site’s primary tree recorder, Mark Fretwell, who carried out the surveying, will be running sessions introducing people to the fascinating world of identifying, measuring, interpreting and recording trees as part of the Spa Ponds Heritage Project established to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the site.

Those interested in learning more should enquire to the Forest Town Nature Conservation Group via about becoming a Project participant.

The Project’s Introductory Workshop will take place on Saturday 14th January 2017, and will include a short introduction to Mark’s activities amongst other elements of this HLF-funded project.

You can also ask to be signed up to the mailing list to ensure you’ll receive the announcement of when Mark will be running his training and recording sessions.

The tree spreadsheet is available from and contains numerous sheets.