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One year on, England’s planning policy must be better enforced

by Richard Barnes, Senior Conservation Advisor on 23 July 2019

Despite revised policy, development still threatens our ancient woods and trees. We're working to highlight the stronger protection and why it’s important.

Woodland Walks with Adam Shaw - Loch Arkaig

by Adam Shaw, Guest blogger on 22 July 2019

The latest Woodland Walks podcast explores the wilderness of Loch Arkaig Pine Forest, set among lochs and mountains and full of rare wildlife and flora.

Speckled wood butterfly on leaf

Common UK butterfly identification and facts

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 22 July 2019

Identify some of the UK's most common butterflies, find out where to look for them, and learn more about their incredible lives.

Update: We're recruiting for a new CEO

by Baroness Barbara Young, Chairman of the Woodland Trust on 16 July 2019

Following on from the announcement that Beccy Speight will be leaving us as chief executive, we are now recruiting for a new CEO.

Osprey egg raid attempts by pine marten discovered

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 15 July 2019

New footage has revealed this year’s osprey chicks survived two close shaves with a tenacious pine marten while still in their eggs.

Beech tree facts: purple leaves, rippled bark and more

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 15 July 2019

Beech is one of our most popular trees. Here are our tips on how to identify them, why some may look a little different and other interesting facts.

Butterfly and moth on a purple flower

How to make a butterfly house: a step by step guide

by Rachel Hoskins, Content Editor on 12 July 2019

Follow our easy guide to DIY your own butterfly house! It doesn't take long and supports your local pollinators.

What do hedgehogs eat? And how to feed them

by James Martin, Content Editor on 07 July 2019

The UK's hedgehogs are in serious decline. Learn how you can help by providing food.

Two osprey chicks at Loch Arkaig nest

Osprey chicks ringed at Loch Arkaig

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 05 July 2019

Our two osprey chicks at Loch Arkaig - the stars of our live osprey cam - have been ringed, and now we're looking for names.

Campaigns update: the latest news from HS2

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 05 July 2019

We’ve seen a wave of new information from HS2 in recent weeks, including another consultation. Unfortunately, it’s not good news.