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Chiffchaff or willow warbler? How to tell the difference

by Charlotte Armitage, Citizen Science Officer on 19 March 2018

Chiffchaffs and willow warblers will start to arrive on our shores soon. Do you know how to tell the difference?

Curly oaks, corkscrew willows and more

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 06 March 2018

Some trees have been bred to exaggerate a curly growth pattern, but did you know that it can occur naturally too?

Do I need permission to cut down a tree in my garden?

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 06 March 2018

As much as we love trees, they can occasionally cause challenges, especially in our gardens and urban spaces. Find out about the rules around tree felling and the alternatives that can help address these challenges.

Hazel dormouse

Hazel dormouse: nests, identification and protection

by James Martin, Content Editor on 03 March 2018

Everything you need to know about these increasingly-rare rodents that depend on woodland to survive.

Foraging in February: mushrooms, nettles and early flowers

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 22 February 2018

Even in February, green shoots and early spring flowers are starting to appear. And they’re growing quickly. Here are some spring plants and winter fungi to look out for.

Feeding wild birds: what, how, when and why

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 22 February 2018

Winter can be a difficult time for wildlife. Temperatures plummet and food becomes difficult to find. Find out when and what to feed garden birds.

Planting on crofts just got easier

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 14 February 2018

Scottish crofters will find it easier to plant trees after Woodland Trust Scotland and Forestry Commission Scotland worked together to simplify the grant process.

Outdoor learning at forest school

by Frances Harris, Contributor on 06 February 2018

Forest school is lots of fun, and besides the educational value, contributes to children’s personal, social and emotional development.

The UK's extinct animals: can we bring them back?

by James Martin, Content Editor on 05 February 2018

Lynx went extinct in the UK over 1,000 years ago, but plans for a trial reintroduction of the species are currently under government consultation. Find out if any other species could return from extinction and learn about those that already have.

When to prune apple and other fruit trees

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 02 February 2018

When is the right time to prune fruit trees? From apples and pears to peaches and plums - here are some general tips.