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The Teazle Wood Trust was founded in 2015 by the Friends of Teazle Wood, who formed in 2011 to campaign to save Teazle Wood, 57 acres of woodland in Leatherhead, Surrey. The campaign was successful, and the Friends raised enough money in donations and loans to purchase the wood in 2012. BUT we still have a long way to go to fully secure the wood and repay all the loans. We are actively fund raising, so please continue to support and donate to the Teazle Wood Trust. Please visit the ‘How to donate’ page
Anyone can join( free) – a quarterly newsletter, a website, and social media keep us all informed, and supporters can participate in volunteer conservation days. Please contact us here
LITTER PICKING – we carry out a regular litter pick on the first Monday of every month, meet at the entrance by Tesco’s garage at 10am. We bring litter pickers and bags, wear sturdy shoes (it’s muddy at the moment!) and bring gloves. We often go for a walk in the woods afterwards so please come and join us!
**STOP PRESS ** The summer of 2019 is the first time Chalara dieback of ash trees has really made it’s presence felt in Teazle Wood, there are a very large numbers of ash trees, so this is a major event in it’s ever evolving story. The trustees of the Teazle Wood Trust commissioned a Forestry Commission management Plan as well as an up-to-date professional tree survey and tree safety work where absolutely necessary. We regularly monitor the public footpath looking out for any sign of deterioration. For more information: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/tree-pests-and-diseases/key-tree-pests-and-diseases/ash-dieback/
We have also received reports of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) close to Teazle Wood, so we are also surveying the oak trees. For more inforamtion: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/tree-pests-and-diseases/key-tree-pests-and-diseases/oak-processionary-moth/
Ecology, community, heritage, partnership and education are key themes, and a huge amount has been achieved in the first few years of stewardship by the Friends. Here is a snap shot of what been happening in the woods …
In August 2018 we hosted another successful corporate team building day, which has become an annual event with different companies taking part, this year it was with volunteers from insurance specialists Arthur J Gallagher. The day was supervised by Helen Cocker from the Lower Moles and Lucy Quinnell from Teazle Wood Trust. Tasks included general litter picking, and creating a brush barrier to stop rubbish and fly-tipping from adjacent sites to Teazle Wood. Many thanks to all the volunteers for their hard work, and for making a difference.
LITTER & FLY TIPPING – Problem, Solution and Reward
We would love to be able to show you that all of Teazle Wood is gorgeous and safe for wildlife, but sadly like so many areas of the UK countryside (and streets!) we suffer from rubbish being dumped, and thoughtless people dropping litter. We have regular litter picks and are very grateful to all the volunteers who tirelessly and regularly tackle the problem and remove the rubbish. What a wonderful day it will be when as a society we have 100% recycling rates, less packaging and an attitude that responsible disposal of rubbish is vital to the health & well-being of our planet. But until that day…
Teazle Wood Trust – registered charity number 1160532