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Why are bees important? And how you can help them

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 17 July 2018

With its black and gold stripes, translucent wings and signature furry body, the bee is a common sight in woods and gardens around the world. But do you know how important this creature is to our planet, and the threats it is facing?

Trees provide a living barn for upland cattle

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 16 July 2018

Farmers without a farm, David and Bekka Corrie-Close have been putting trees to work as a living cattle barn on their rented land in the uplands of Cumbria.

Action Oak: the £15 million campaign to save our most iconic trees

by Julian Rollins, Broadleaf freelance writer on 13 July 2018

The great British oak is woven into our islands’ DNA. In the face of disease and environmental threats, the nation is rising to its defence.

Winter Hill fire still burns at Smithills

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 13 July 2018

We won’t have the true picture until the fire fades, but we already know the Winter Hill fire has damaged hundreds of hectares at Smithills Estate.

Welcome woodland strategy refresh for Wales

by Jerry Langford, Public affairs manager (Wales) on 12 July 2018

The Welsh Government has set out a welcome update to its woodland strategy.

Our second appearance at the HS2 Select Committee

by Luci Ryan, Ecological Impact Assessor on 12 July 2018

The next phase of HS2 is set to destroy acres of ancient woods. After we raised several points at the latest meeting, progress has been made in some areas.

Do you know Wales' next Tree of the Year?

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 11 July 2018

With public nominations to find the UK’s favourite trees now open, we take a look at some of Wales' previous finalists.

Update on the Sheffield tree felling scheme

by Joseph Coles, Project Lead - Street Trees on 11 July 2018

There’s lots of talk about negotiation and reaching out to communities, but what’s really going on? And what should happen next?

Campaigns update: railways, housing plans and a win for ancient trees

by Nicole Hillier, Assistant campaigner - ancient woodland on 10 July 2018

The campaigns team has had a railway themed month! Find out about our progress with HS2 and Network Rail, plus a win for ancient trees.

Wild marjoram: what is it, where to find it and how to plant it

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 10 July 2018

It's a herb we sprinkle liberally on pizza and pasta. And so we'd be forgiven for thinking oregano, also known as wild marjoram, only grows around the Mediterranean. But did you know it's actually native to the UK?