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NPPF – beyond the celebrations

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 31 July 2018

We got exceptional protection for ancient woods and trees but what about the rest of the NPPF?

7 galls to spot this year

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 31 July 2018

Have you spotted something unusual growing on a tree recently? It looks like it might be a bumper year for galls, so here are 7 you might see this summer.

Types of moss in the UK: What they are and where to find them

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 30 July 2018

Moss is marvellous! Find out why and see some common species to spot.

Princess Royal officially opens Wales' First World War Centenary Wood

by Llinos Humphreys, Communications and engagement manager – Wales on 28 July 2018

The Princess Royal officially opened Wales First World War Centenary Wood, Coed Ffos Las, in the Gwendraeth Valley, Carmarthenshire.

What is a sustainable forest?

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 27 July 2018

Sustainable management is key if woodland is to meet the needs of both wildlife and people. Learn exactly what this means and why it's so important.

Take a walk on the wild side at Brackfield Wood

by Kaye Coates, Communications Officer - Northern Ireland on 26 July 2018

Introducing the wildflowers and wild inhabitants of beautiful Brackfield Wood, our Centenary Wood in Northern Ireland.

Protecting wild plants in the Cairngorms

by Gwenda Diack, Cairngorms Wild Plants project officer on 26 July 2018

The Cairngorms Wild Plants project has reached its halfway point. Find out what it plans to achieve.

Summer tree identification: can you name these nine trees?

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 25 July 2018

Summer is the best time to identify trees. You have a host of clues to help you, from a full crown of leaves to ripening fruits. So why not test your knowledge with our quiz?

British dragonflies: all about larvae, wings and lifecycle

by Joe Bates, Content Editor on 25 July 2018

Charismatic and brightly coloured dragonflies capture our imaginations every summer. Learn more about this iconic insect and which ones you can spot near woodland.

Why the funds you raise matter

by Harvina Bains, Digital innovation assistant on 24 July 2018

Without the valuable help of our supporters, members and fundraisers, we wouldn't be able to make the difference we do to woods and trees. Find out how we spend the funds you raise and why they matter.