Senior PR Officer
I talk to anyone who will listen about our current campaign work, threats from tree pests and diseases and how we help communities look after their local woods.
Chris Hickman has 88 items in their collection
Community woodland groups set to benefit from £70,000 in grants
Blog post By Chris Hickman, 4 August 2016, Tree planting
12 groups with a passion for their local woods are set to receive a grant from the Woodland Trust to support their work thanks to our partnership with Nationwide.
Early ripe blackberry records crumble...
Blog post By Chris Hickman, 31 July 2016, Wildlife & nature
Early signs of ripe blackberries are falling behind schedule following a cold, late spring according to records on Nature's Calendar.
Volunteers identify 500 tree pest and disease cases in a year
Blog post By Chris Hickman, 13 July 2016, Threats, Volunteering
Volunteers trained to help identify trees infected by pest or disease have made over 500 positive identifications since the 'Observatree' tree health project launched one year ago.
Nature's Calendar data making the headlines
Blog post By Chris Hickman, 30 June 2016, Wildlife & nature, Threats
Not one, not two but three Nature's Calendar studies have made it into the press this week. Find out how, why and what the analysis means for the future of our plants and wildlife.
Spring takes a step back in time
Blog post By Chris Hickman, 27 June 2016, Wildlife & nature
Find out why our changeable weather over the winter and early spring meant that its speed of progress across the UK slowed to a Victorian pace.
You can now nominate your Tree of the Year 2016
Blog post By Chris Hickman, 20 June 2016, Our woods, Ancient trees
Nominations are now open for the Tree of the Year 2016 contest. The Woodland Trust wants to hear about your favourite tree with a story.
£730,000 National Lottery boost to Fingle Woods’ restoration
Blog post By Chris Hickman, 24 May 2016, Ancient trees, Working with partners
Our restoration of Fingle Woods has been boosted thanks to £730,000 of grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Help protect and restore our threatened ancient woods
Blog post By Chris Hickman, 6 May 2016, Ancient trees
575 ancient woods are currently under threat from development, volunteer to help us protect and restore them.
Council gives green light for ancient woodland destruction
Blog post By Chris Hickman, 28 April 2016, Threats
Our reaction to the potential loss of 25.5 hectares of ancient woodland in Scotland as Aberdeenshire Council offers its support for a new golf course designed by Jack Nickaus.
UK trees are put in the shade at the European Tree of the Year
Blog post By Chris Hickman, 22 April 2016, Ancient trees
Find out which tree won the European Tree of the Year and where our trees came.