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Starling murmurations: what they are and where to see

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 20 November 2018

They're one of the wonders of the natural world, and they're often right on our doorstep. Find a flock of sky-dancing starlings to watch for yourself this autumn.

A career in forestry: the roots of my journey

by Mima Letts, Contributor on 15 November 2018

Mima Letts has dedicated her life to trees, but it hasn’t been easy. Now studying forestry, she's set up her own business to ignite conversation about trees.

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Poisonous mushrooms: 7 of the most dangerous mushrooms in the UK

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 05 November 2018

There are poisonous mushrooms out there, and some of them are deadly. With sinister names - destroying angel, funeral bell and deathcap - it's a warning to steer clear. Here are seven to watch out for in the UK.

Campaigns update: 108 ancient woods and one unacceptable high speed railway

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 02 November 2018

This month HS2 is front and centre. The consultation is open and we are working tirelessly to respond to this hugely damaging project.

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Red squirrel facts

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 01 November 2018

The red squirrel is the UK's only native squirrel species, and was once a common sight. But for decades they’ve been in decline. Find out why they are threatened and other fascinating facts.

Free trees for your town: get planting with our new urban tree packs

by James Martin, Content editor on 01 November 2018

You don't have to be in the countryside to plant a tree. Find out how you can get planting in your town or city.

Deadwood: a Hallowe’en tale

by Nick Atkinson, Senior Advisor on 31 October 2018

The death of a tree marks a long, drawn-out process, and one which is incredibly important for nature. Find out more about the deadwood that provides homes and food for bats and creepy crawlies as mysterious fungi envelop, shroud and ultimately dissolve the tree’s decaying corpse.

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Foraging in October: which wild mushrooms can you eat?

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 29 October 2018

Explore the world of foraging with these top wild fungi picking and cooking tips. Here are five edible fungi that are easy to identify.

Why Langley Vale Centenary Wood is so important to me

by Julian Fellowes, Contributor on 25 October 2018

Actor, novelist, member of the House of Lords and writer and creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes explains his love of trees and what Langley Vale means to his family.

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Why do leaves change colour and fall off in autumn?

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 24 October 2018

Autumn is the most spectacular season thanks to our deciduous trees. But why is autumn colour better some years than others? Find out why.