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Horse pasture sheltered by tall trees credit Evelyn Simak

What is Atypical Myopathy in horses?

by Alison Kirkman, Senior PR Officer on 25 November 2014

Atypical Myopathy (AM) is a muscle disease that affects horses in the UK and Europe and is often fatal.

Silver birch in autumn

Bare and beautiful, silver birch at its peak?

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 21 November 2014

As trees begin to lose their leaves, silver birch is one native beauty that comes into its own.

M1 motorway (WTPL/Jane Button)

Lords, Ladies and the Infrastructure Bill

by Lorraine Mullally, Lead Government Affairs Officer on 21 November 2014

This week the House of Lords ended its deliberations on the Infrastructure Bill – a curious mishmash of proposed legislation addressing everything from roads to non-native species and town and country planning, and plenty of concern to environmentalists.

Word cloud

Autumn words

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 20 November 2014

We ran a competition asking you to tell us which words best describe autumn. Here are the most popular words... but which ones won?

Photograph of shadows in woodland

Track a Tree update

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 20 November 2014

Track a Tree aims records the phenology or seasonal timings of individual woodland trees and plants.

Photograph of a lawn

Is the grass greener for longer?

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 18 November 2014

When did you last cut your lawn this year? We'd love to know. Recording this, together with wildlife sightings and other seasonal events shows us annual changes in our natural world.

Tap slag from furnace

Mounding at Glen Finglas reveals the estate's ancient past

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 12 November 2014

Work to prepare an upland glen for tree planting has uncovered the remains of a charcoal furnace that may date back to the Iron Age.

Woodland pathway

Protection for ancient woodland more than a pipe dream?

by Justin Milward, Regional Policy Officer - South West & West Midlands on 11 November 2014

We have long championed better protection for the irreplaceable habitat of ancient woodland. It’s one of the core aims of our public advocacy work.

Fingle Woods – Have your say

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 11 November 2014

We have secured the future of Fingle Woods by working in partnership with the National Trust and through generous donations from our members and supporters.

Woodland Trust staff, funders, volunteers and Cheryl Gillan MP at Penn and Common Woods

Paving the way at Penn and Common Woods

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 10 November 2014

The first stage of a £200,000 investment at Penn and Common Woods in Buckinghamshire has been officially unveiled to visitors.

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