Woodland Trust Blog

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Offsetting rethink fails to rule out ancient woodland

by Frances Winder, Conservation Policy Lead on 31 March 2014

The Government may not yet have issued a response to the consultation that they ran on a potential biodiversity offsetting scheme last year but today they have produced a response to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) inquiry into offsetting.

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How to tell your bluebells apart

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 28 March 2014

Bluebells are particularly distinctive with their vibrant blue-purple flowers.

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Can we be the voice for our woodland heritage?

by Simon King OBE, Guest Blogger on 21 March 2014

To mark International Day of Forests, our ambassador Simon King discusses the threats our ancient woodlands face and highlights what you can do to help.

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Heartening interest by EAC on ancient woodland loss from HS2

by Steve Mulligan, Contributor on 20 March 2014

Richard Barnes, the Woodland Trust’s senior conservation advisor, presented evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee as part of their very welcome Inquiry into the environmental impact of High Speed Two.

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Blackthorn and hawthorn burst into life

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 18 March 2014

Across the country hedgerows are bursting with blossom at the same time as new green leaves begin to unfurl.

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The vital importance of the world’s forests

by Mike Townsend, Principal Advisor on 18 March 2014

The International Day of Forests on the 21 March focuses on the vital importance of the world’s forests. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the state of our trees and woodland.

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Why we should celebrate International Day of Forests

by Sian Atkinson, Conservation Advisor on 17 March 2014

There’s something seductive about the idea of nature left to its own devices, unsullied by human intervention.

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Celebrate International Day of Forests on 21 March

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 17 March 2014

The United Nations has proclaimed the 21 March as the International Day of Forests. It celebrates forests and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests and trees.

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The fight to save Bluebell Wood

by Matina Loizou, Assistant Campaigner on 17 March 2014

In early spring 2013 we were contacted by New Allington Action Group (NAAG) with their concerns about proposals for 500 houses to be built on Bluebell Wood - a locally treasured fragment of ancient woodland just over a kilometre away from Oaken Wood in Kent.

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Pupils get hands on with path project

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 13 March 2014

Schoolchildren have helped to design new way markers that will help visitors find their way around Formonthills Community Woodland in Fife.