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Latest news from Wales' centenary wood

by Llinos Humphreys, Communications and engagement manager – Wales on 18 April 2018

Find out what's happening at Coed Ffos Las as we mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Sheffield needlessly takes axe to mature trees

by Clive Anderson, Our President on 18 April 2018

Broadcaster, barrister and president of the Woodland Trust, Clive Anderson talks about his passion for trees and why Sheffield's felling of roadside trees is hard to understand.

Where do bats live and do they use echolocation?

by James Martin, Content editor on 17 April 2018

Today is Bat Appreciation Day, so here is everything you need to know about these fascinating flying mammals.

Why are plants important? Reasons why we need them

by Eleanor Clark, Conservation Volunteer on 17 April 2018

Plants are an essential resource; we rely on them for food, water, medicine, the air we breathe, habitat and our climate.

Trees enhance flock health and wellbeing

by Helen Chesshire, Senior Advisor on 16 April 2018

Whether feathered or fleeced, trees and hedges play a vital role in improving animal wellbeing and performance as well as delivering for the environment.

Foraging in April: herbs and plants to find

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 12 April 2018

April is the time to look out for fresh new greens and herbs to give your food a seasonal springtime boost. Here are seven easy-to-identify edible herbs and plants to look out for.

Testing the water with trees

by Dave Scott, Treescape development lead, Northern Ireland on 11 April 2018

We've planted over 2,500 native trees along the river in Northern Ireland’s beautiful Faughan Valley, where we are working to create a resilient landscape that will benefit both wildlife and people.

Agroforestry delivers for nature and farming

by Helen Chesshire, Senior Advisor on 10 April 2018

Agroforestry is about making the most of the land area through three dimensional farming. The deliberate integration of trees within agricultural crops and livestock is a win-win for food production and the natural environment.

Our ospreys are back!

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 10 April 2018

Louis and Aila have returned from Africa to Loch Arkaig to claim their nest and raise their second clutch. Follow all the action live on our nest camera supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Squirrel nests: where and how do they build them?

by Charlie Mellor, Content editor on 09 April 2018

Find out what squirrel nests looks like, where you can spot them and how you can help our native red squirrel.