We've just interviewed Danielle Porteous of Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust. Danielle told us about the 'Festival Of Trees' which ran over the weekend. Over 47 local organisations took part, each decorating a tree which was displayed at St Albans Town Hall, and over 800 people visited to look at the decorated trees.
Many people then voted for the best dressed tree for a competition called the 'Peoples Choice Award'. The winners were Wheatfields Primary School, and as a prize they'll enjoy a day out at a local nature reserve.
And if you need a christmas tree, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are selling spare trees for a very reasonable £10 - available from the Trust offices at Glebe House, Verulamium Park,
And very soon, the Trust will be restoring some meadow land in near Hemel Hempstead called 'Long Deans'. If you can help either as a helper in a work party or through a donation, check out the Trust website for more information at www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk.
Danielle also reminded us that this time of year is a great time to visit and explore local nature reserves. More information about places to visit can be found on the Trust website.