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World Mental Health Day: getting outdoors

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 10 October 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day: a day to show your support for better mental health and raise awareness of mental health problems. It's also a great day to encourage people to take more care of their own mental wellbeing. One way to do this couldn't be simpler: get outdoors!

Fast growing trees for your garden

by Joe Bates, Content Editor on 04 October 2018

Trees bring so much to a garden. Choose the best fast growing tree for yours.

Campaign update: changes to planning legislation and more

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 04 October 2018

In this month’s campaign update we’ll touch on some changes to planning law we all need to be aware of.

Taking the Northern Forest to the Labour Party Conference

by Richard O'Callaghan, Regional External Affairs Officer - North on 04 October 2018

We took the vision of the Northern Forest to the Labour party conference in Liverpool and were delighted by the support and enthusiasm it attracted from delegates and top politicians.

A day in the life of an urban site manager

by Neil Oxley, Site manager on 03 October 2018

Being a site manager means there's no such thing as a dull day! Find out more about what I get up to and some of the challenges that come my way on a typical day.

Wrexham council values its street trees and so should you

by Joseph Coles, Project Lead - Street Trees on 28 September 2018

Councils are getting a bad reputation for managing urban trees, but it’s not always fair. Find out how Wrexham is demonstrating good practice, care and appreciation of its street trees.

Hedgerow jelly recipe a hit with Scottish schools

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 27 September 2018

Here is a tasty jelly recipe for all you food foragers. As well as being perfect on toast, it's at the heart of a clever project to teach children about nature.

A group of fieldfares sitting together high in the bare branches of a tree

Redwings and fieldfares: identification tips and why we record them

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 24 September 2018

Redwings and fieldfares start their journey south in September, so it’s time to keep your eyes peeled for the first arrivals. Check out our ID tips and tell us what you see and you could help scientists with their studies on how climate change is affecting nature.

Trees could feed livestock as climate change hits hay

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 24 September 2018

As climate change hampers hay production, we’re working with Scottish crofters to explore whether tree fodder could be an alternative winter feed.

Let’s plant more havens for wildlife

by Christine Reid, Head of Conservation on 21 September 2018

The fortunes of some of our best loved wildlife are changing for the better. But that’s only half the story. Sadly, lots of our nation’s wonderful wildlife remains in serious trouble. With your help, there’s still time to save it.