The tree tube problem

In 2012 we planted 18000 saplings at our Sylvan Nature Reserve near Kirk Hammerton. It has been shown through testing that young trees are much more likely to survive and show stronger growth if they are protected in a tree tube. These tubes are specially d...
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reduce reuse recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle

At Make it Wild, we reduce, reuse, recycle whenever we can! We are very concerned about sustainability, and so we care very much about what we use for our business. It is our intention that our business activities have the minimum impact on the earth and it...
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what is ancient woodland

Ancient Woodland

We are very fortunate to have several pieces of Ancient Woodland at Bank Woods. Ancient Woodland has many special features, and can teach us a lot about both natural history and human history. What is Ancient Woodland? Ancient woodland is defined as woodl...
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british wildflowers

Wild Flowers

Trees are lovely, and we believe have been the key to the transformation of Sylvan Nature Reserve, however they take a while to reach their full potential. But British Wildflowers gave us a much quicker result, and we hope to use them again. They are import...
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Having planted 18000 trees, at Sylvan Nature Reserve, the next thing we wanted to do to enhance the biodiversity was to dig some ponds. These ponds would be too big to dig by hand, which meant they needed planning permission. That was something of a challen...
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sponsor a tree


There is a Chinese proverb "the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago; the second best time is now." In 2011 we bought the land for our first nature reserve, now called Sylvan Nature Reserve, on the edge of the village of Kirk Hammerton, near Yor...
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