Restoring Whiteleaf Cross
Our volunteers have put in a huge amount of effort over the last month to give the Whiteleaf Cross a much needed make over. Taking advantage the wonderful Autumn weather, they have made great progress by meticulously weeding and scouring the surface of the cross revealing the bright white chalk beneath giving this iconic hill figure a new lease of life.
Following the additional work by a three man team of specialist contractors who spent two days cleaning the lower and much steeper slopes beneath the cross, the restoration is well on its way to being complete.
Read more about Whiteleaf Hill and its heritage here.
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Sponsor a slice of nature…
Over the next twelve months, we’ll launching a number of special projects to help protect Chiltern woodlands. 21% of the Chilterns is covered in woodland, which is double the national average, and over half of that is ancient woodland that’s been in existence since before 1600.
Unfortunately however, many difficult challenges including disease, climate and poor management pose major threats to our woodlands’ survival. If we are to preserve local woodland properly and encourage the native wildlife to thrive, it will require meticulous management and careful planning. We are giving you a very special opportunity to help us do this by offering the chance to sponsor an acre of woodland at one of our sites.
You can choose to sponsor an acre of either ancient woodland or newly planted woodland. A wonderful way to mark a special occasion, remember a special person or just celebrate your countryside, your sponsorship will go a long way towards helping us to manage local woodland properly and, in turn, provide local wildlife with the best possible habitats.
With only a very limited number of acres available for sponsorship, and given that areas will only be dedicated once, this is a very special opportunity for those who wish to invest in the preservation of their local countryside.
We are also offering tree sponsorship, the proceeds from which will also help us to manage Chiltern woodland more effectively.
Acres and individual trees can be sponsored in the following locations: Bottom Wood, near Stokenchurch; Captain’s Wood near Chesham; and Penn Jubilee Wood, a newly planted site.
To find out more, and to apply for sponsorship, please click here.
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