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Pannett Park in Whitby

So we're heading to Whitby for this particular post! This popular seaside town has famous connections with Dracula, maritime heritage, Captain Cook and the jet industry. It's also famous for its kippers! Set a short distance from the beaches, Pannett Park has recently...

Coppicing

So what is coppicing? It's a traditional method of managing woodland. Trees are cut down to encourage new growth from the resulting stump. If a wood has been coppiced, then it's usually referred to as a copse. Did you know that coppiced hardwoods are still used in...

Summer’s Here

Summer is just around the corner. Spring seems to have been short-lived due to its very late arrival this year. So now's the time to enjoy your trees during the long evenings and sunny days. While spring can see an explosion of growth, during the summer, a tree's...

What is Wrong with the Weather?

To say we've had a rough run with the 'spring' weather is an understatement. Winter definitely had a sting in its tail ... we've had just about every type of weather going in the last six weeks! Being by the coast usually means the weather is different every day and...

The Shipping Forecast

As well as having a thriving ship-building industry 'back in the day', the Yorkshire Coast is also synonymous with the Shipping Forecast, a favourite with landlubbers and those with sea legs alike! The Shipping Forecast is like a lullaby to many radio listeners … so,...

Lawrence of Arabia in Yorkshire

This year marks the 130th anniversary of the birthday of T E Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia. While he will be always associated with the deserts of the Middle East, Lawrence also spent time in Yorkshire, and was in ‘God’s own county’ a matter of weeks before his...

Spring 2018 – Where Is It?

So ... the first meteorological day of spring happened to be the 1st of March. Then winter had other ideas! We're hopefully going to see the last of this rather long-winded cold snap and be able to focus on the new season. Winter might well have taken its toll on your...

Fishermen’s Ganseys

If you live near the coast, then you'll probably have heard of 'ganseys' - a special jumper or 'guernsey' worn by fishermen. This is a hand knitted garment usually in navy blue, made from a special wool. Each gansey has a different pattern, reflecting where the...

Rare Trees in Scarborough

Visitors to Scarborough (and for those of us that live nearby) will visit Peasholm Park, situated on the north side of the town. The land on which the park now stands was known as Tuckers Field, and was bought by the local council in 1911. Borough Engineer Mr Harry...