Woodland Trust Blog

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Time to walk the walk on woodland policy

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 20 October 2017

The Government’s response to the Commons Environment Select Committee report on forestry has plenty of fine words but clarity and action are needed.

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Apple Day 2017: What to do with your apples

by Helen Jones, Engagement Officer - Observatree on 20 October 2017

As we celebrate Apple Day, find out how apple trees can benefit the wildlife in your garden and pick up some tips on what to do with leftover apples.

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Nurturing the farmers of the future

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 17 October 2017

As sponsor of Agricultural Student of the Year, we swapped our fleeces for finery at the Oscars of the agricultural world: the 2017 Farmers Weekly Awards.

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Scotland’s tree-naissance: SNP fringe event discussions

by Arina Nagy-Vizitiu, Public Affairs Officer - Scotland on 17 October 2017

Our fringe event at the Scottish National Party Conference 2017 was a tree-mendous evening. It highlighted the importance of the Scottish forestry sector and that now it's time to contribute to discussions in this vital area.

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A bright future for M&S partnership

by James Martin, Content editor on 16 October 2017

The partnership between the Woodland Trust and Marks and Spencer is taking an exciting new direction as our hugely successful collaboration on Christmas card recycling comes to an end.

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Saving for the future – with a seed bank

by Louise Taylor, Citizen Science Project Officer on 14 October 2017

Plants, we are all dependent on them for clean air and food, yet many are endangered. So how do we save today's species for future generations? We bank them.

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Protected trees: how to know which trees are protected

by Jill Butler, Conservation Advisor on 13 October 2017

A guide to the importance of protecting trees, how this may be implemented and identifying where protection is in place.

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Autumn leaf identification quiz: can you identify these 10 trees?

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 12 October 2017

Do you know your hazel from your hawthorn? As many of the trees around us change colour, test your autumn leaf knowledge with our informative quiz.

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The Great Storm: 30 years on

by Hollie Anderson, PR Officer & Celebrity Liaison on 12 October 2017

This week marks 30 years since the great storm, which took place on the night of 15-16 October 1987. Find out how we were affected.

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When do pine cones fall? And what to do with them

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 11 October 2017

Pine cones are a true indicator of autumn. They come in all sorts of different sizes and can turn your home into an autumnal dream with their delicate scent and unique shape. Why not try collecting some of your own this season!