Woodland Trust Blog

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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.

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Bringing ancient woodland back to life

by Nick Burton, Woodland owner on 05 February 2018

Find out how a restoration plan is helping return this plantation on an ancient woodland site to thriving semi-natural ancient woodland.

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Show the love by recording the signs of spring

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 03 February 2018

This February, hearts are turning green. In partnership with The Climate Coalition, we’re asking everyone to show the love by noticing the change happening around them. Help us record the signs of spring!

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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.

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Grass snake or adder? How to tell the difference between UK reptiles

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 01 February 2018

Discover more about our common native reptiles and where you can find them with this snakes and lizards guide (Photo: WTML)

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Heading out and about with MPs

by Owen Pugh, Government Affairs Officer on 31 January 2018

A snapshot of recent activity engaging MPs in the importance of ancient woodland and our work with farmers.

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Whispering woods - tales from the Caledonian forest

by Alan Crawford, Ancient woodland restoration project officer on 27 January 2018

Trees and woodland are full of wonder and a perfect subject for stories. Enjoy our fun and inspiring tales this National Storytelling Week.

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Ancient Tree Inventory: our 2017 highlights

by David Alderman, Head Verifier on 27 January 2018

From finding trees under threat to recording the longest avenue of trees in Europe, the Ancient Tree Inventory volunteers were busy in 2017.

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12 uncommon and rare woodland flowers

by Amy Lewis, Content Editor on 26 January 2018

Woodland is home to some of the UK's rarest flowering plants. Some are weird. Some are mysterious. And all have fascinating stories to tell. You'll be lucky to track down some of these beauties, but they're worth it if you do.

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Early spring flowers: flowering plants and shrubs

by Eleanor Clark, Conservation Volunteer on 26 January 2018

With spring just around the corner, here are some of the early spring flowers to look for.

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