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Biodiversity: what does it mean and why should we care?

by James Martin, Content editor on 22 May 2018

Find out why biodiversity is so important and how you can help protect it. (Photo: David Whitaker)

Why does sap rise in spring?

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 19 May 2018

Pruning deciduous trees should be avoided during spring because the sap is rising - but what does this actually mean?

Royal wedding: how trees will be involved in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day

by Charlie Mellor, Content editor on 18 May 2018

As the wedding of the year approaches, we take a look at some of the native trees that will be included in the floral displays on the day.

What is air pollution and what can I do to help?

by Mike Townsend, Principal Advisor on 18 May 2018

In the UK around 40,000 deaths a year are linked to air pollution. Trees in urban areas can improve air quality. You can help by getting involved in tree planting, and defending the trees we already have.

Combat your carbon by planting trees

by James Martin, Content editor on 17 May 2018

You can reduce your carbon footprint by planting trees with the Woodland Trust.

Network Rail on the wrong tracks

by Nick Atkinson, Senior Advisor on 17 May 2018

The recent media revelations about Network Rail’s lineside tree management policies have raised concerning questions for many of us across the UK.

Cutting down trees without permission: law and legislation

by Eleanor Clark, Conservation Volunteer on 16 May 2018

Learn about the different ways trees can be protected and what to do if any of your local trees are under threat.

The consultation has closed but the fight for our ancients continues

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 16 May 2018

Thank you so much for your support on the NPPF consultation. You have helped us get this far - now the fight continues!

Check out Cheltenham Science Festival

by Sofia Nazar-Chadwick, Lead marketing manager - supporter recruitment on 14 May 2018

We're excited to be part of this year's festival which promises six jam-packed days of debate, discovery, experiments and hands on fun. See you there!

Tree pests and diseases: can you spot these common symptoms?

by Charlie Mellor, Content editor on 14 May 2018

Trees and woods are crucial. They provide homes for wildlife, clean air and water, food and fuel. But they're under threat. Take our quiz to see if you can spot the symptoms of these common diseases and pests.

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