Action Oak Round Table Newsletter May 2023 - Web version

12th May, 2023

Action Oak Round Table Newsletter

Dear valued Partner,
Happy #InternationalDayOfPlantHealth!
We're excited to present the Action Oak Annual Report 2022-23. Many thanks to all contributors. To read the update, click here: 2023 Action Oak Annual Report.pdf

Action Oak has been busy and we're pleased to bring you a newsletter summarising some of our activities. 

  • Annual Report launched 11th May 2023
  • General News
  • Events
  • Tree Alert

Read on to find out more.



Gaze Burvill supporting Action Oak

For each of the first 100 seats sold, Gaze Burvill is donating £100 to Action Oak, an important initiative which seeks to protect Britain's native oak trees from disease through scientific research. These special edition seats will feature the Action Oak motif discreetly carved into the lower back slat.

Amity Seat | Seating | Gaze Burvill.


Red Squirrels at Yorkshire Arboretum

In 2022, we visited Yorkshire Arboretum for the Action Oak Steering Committee and KEMP meeting, after the meeting we experienced a tour of the Arboretum where we learned about the highly anticipated Red Squirrel enclosure.
We're pleased to update that the Red Squirrel Enclosure opened on the 1st April 2023 and has been hugely popular!

Red Squirrels — Yorkshire Arboretum | Image (c) Nicholas Box


KEMP Meeting April 2023

Hosted by the Arb Association at Stonehouse, we were fortunate to experience a tour of some local trees including a tree locally referred to as the Fairy Tree. We also saw the Edward II - Royal Oaks at Haresfield and Standish. Seeing such amazing trees really reinforces what Action Oak is all about.

KEMP Action Oak Apr 2023. Image ©Georgina Colman

New Faces
Since our last newletter, Woodland Heritage have said goodbye to Guy Corbett-Marshall & Kelly Morss and welcomed John Orchard (CEO of Woodland Heritage), Annabel Stones (Membership and Charity Officer, Woodland Heritage) & Georgina Colman (Communications Assistant, Action Oak & Woodland Heritage). 


This year, we'll be at the following events:

  • International Day of Plant Health
  • The Arb Show 2023
  • Chelsea Flower Show, at the Gaze Burvill stand
  • RFS Meeting
  • Major Oak Woodland Festival 2023
  • Action Oak Partner Event
  • BIFoR Annual Meeting 2023, Trees in Times
  • Royal Welsh Show
  • National Tree Week
  • Action Oak Welsh Government Event

If you have an event that we have missed, please get in touch!


Tree Alert

Report suspected tree pests and diseases found anywhere in the UK here:

Thank you for your ongoing support. To keep up with what we're up to, visit our website & follow us on social media.