Replenishing Ancient Woodland

Replenishing Ancient Woodland

The Duchy of Lancaster has planted over 17,500 trees across 17.6 acres at Greaves Wood on the Needwood Estate in Staffordshire replenishing parts of the ancient woodland afflicted by Ash Dieback.  The new plantings include a mix of native species, including oak, beech, cherry, hazel and mixed conifers, providing a resilient and sustainable habitat which […]

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900 Jubilee Trees Planted

As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations this year, the Duchy of Lancaster is to plant almost 900 trees across its estates in Cheshire, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire in support of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative. 70 commemorative oak and pear trees have been planted across the key farm holdings and a new […]

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4-Star Equestrian Moves Into Woodhouse Farm

A successful and well-known equestrian mother and daughter team have taken over the tenancy of Woodhouse Farm on the Needwood Estate in Staffordshire. Lucy Robinson is an up and coming 4-star rider who won Badminton Grassroots aged 14 and who has represented Britain in the Under-21 Eventing Team.  Highlights last season include being placed 2nd […]

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BASE-UK: A Knowledge-Sharing Network

As part of the ongoing drive towards encouraging greater environmental responsibility across its rural estates, the Duchy of Lancaster has invited all farming tenants to join BASE-UK, a farmer-led knowledge exchange organisation for individuals interested in regenerative agriculture. Founded in 2012, BASE-UK is an association created to help those who are passionate about the sustainability, […]

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Sunflower Smiles in Cheshire

An enterprising farming family marked the 100th anniversary of their tenancy at Park Farm on the Crewe Estate in Cheshire last month by creating a sunflower and pollinator trail which they then opened to visitors. The spectacular one-kilometre trail included over 150,000 sunflowers and the family also provided spaces for ‘hay bale picnics’ and a […]

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