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Collecting and removing firewood: is it legal?

by Rachel Hoskins, Content Editor on 22 January 2019

Ever wondered whether you can collect firewood from one of our woods? Find out how to source sustainable wood and why we chop down trees in our woods.

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House mouse or field mouse? A quick guide to types of mice, voles and shrews in the UK

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 21 January 2019

Are you curious about what mouse you saw in your garden or out on a walk? Or did your cat bring one in and you wondered what it was? Here's a quick guide to the more common mice, voles and shrews of the UK.

What do owls eat? And other owl facts

by Doug Shapley, Conservation Advisor on 18 January 2019

Find out all about what our feathered friends the owls eat, along with other interesting owl facts.

How to make a bird feeder: easy homemade feeders

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 15 January 2019

Attract birds to your garden with these simple feeder ideas. Turn pine cones into seed balls, repurpose old juice cartons or make your own squirrel baffle. They're cheap, easy and great activities to do with kids.

Discover a world without walls this winter

by Victoria Phillips, Senior Copywriter on 14 January 2019

A new year. Time for new beginnings, new resolutions and new ambitions. Why not do something different this year? Join us to discover a world without walls.

Woodland wellness: the benefits of exercising in nature

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 14 January 2019

Find out why exercising in woodland can benefit your workout, boost your mood and improve your wellbeing.

Campaigns update: Gatwick, glamping and the M4

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 08 January 2019

The new year is already shaping up to be a busy one. We still have lots of work ahead of us and we need your help!

9 best woodland walks for Boxing Day

by Charlie Mellor, Content Manager on 24 December 2018

After a hectic Christmas, Boxing Day is a great time to escape outdoors – and where better than the UK’s glorious woods? Here are our top 10 woods for a Boxing Day walk.

What are the most common trees in the UK?

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 21 December 2018

Ever wondered which trees species are most common in the UK? Now you can find out.

Thank you for your support in 2018

by Beccy Speight, Chief Executive on 20 December 2018

Trees and woods have had lots to celebrate this year. We’re so grateful for all your planting, donating, volunteering and campaigning. Thank you.