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We are thrilled to announce the Support of Bettys of Harrogate and of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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Bettys have generously agreed to support the installation of our enhancement nursery. We could not be more thrilled! The sand beds and shade tunnels will allow us to raise native species of perennials that will be introduced to the wood and meadow. This will greatly increase the floral diversity on site on which so much other wildlife depends – the pollinators and other insects, birds, bats and other small mammals. we have already welcomed Bettys Tree Group, who have started as they mean to go on; the girls sowed some 200 late flowering perennials, which will provide pollen and nectar for pollinators over an extended season. Thank you all so much.

We are pleased and honoured to announce the Support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK both now and in the future. They do this by funding the charitable work of organisations with the ideas and ability to achieve positive change. And in offering their support to Hagge Woods Trust, they have given not only greatly appreciated financial assistance, but also a terrific affirmation of the worth of our project. A huge thank you. Find out about the work of the Foundation on our Supporters’ page.



Wednesday 5th March 2014, we heard that we have received the most generous support from the Heart of England Forest, and the Forest of Dennis Project

Find out about their work here

What People are Saying about Three Hagges Jubilee Wood

People are starting to say good things …..

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We received a David Bellamy Conservation Award of Special Distinction, and here is the team who made it happen.

Photo: Mike Cowling

Photo: Mike Cowling


‘although the site is entirely new, and so will not have any intrinsic or established conservation significance such as Local Wildlife Site, SSSI or other status, it nevertheless will contribute to a richer landscape for wildlife in the future, and will therefore help to implement our local, regional and national ambitions. It seems to me that the Hagge Woods Trust is already in a good position to be able to progress the project in collaboration with the community and expert advisers and in so doing will directly contribute to conservation and to the greater understanding of woodlands and woodland creation techniques. (23.4.13) …

Great to see continued progress!’

Jeff Lunn, Area Manager, Natural England (11.12.13)


‘absolutely wonderful…The Three Hagges Jubilee Wood is a most remarkable project.  Thanks for sharing.’
Nigel Winser, Executive Vice President, Earthwatch Institute (23.9.13)


‘three hagges woodland and wild flower meadow is an inspirational and innovative project, creating a substantial ecological asset with real community involvement and providing an educational and research resource into the future.’

Ann Hanson,  Yorkshire Farming and Wildlife Partnership (27.11.13)


‘what an inspiring and very positive project!!  How stimulating it will be to plant a new woodland for future generations of wildlife as well as people.  Your design principles and species choice are to be commended!’

Hugo Straker,  Adviser, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (10.12.13)


‘the wood is terrific.  You’re clearly having great fun and doing remarkable things.  Wouldn’t it be fantastic if there was a network of such Hagges Woods across the whole country?  Perhaps you can inspire others!’

Andrew Franklin, Managing Director of Profile Books (13.12.13)

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