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Life in the Women’s Timber Corp

by Katherine Owen, Ancient Woodland Restoration Engagement Manager on 18 March 2018

A story of Jeanne Preston’s time in the Women’s Timber Corp during the Second World War – what she was involved with and who she met along the way.

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John Grogan MP visits Yorkshire wood

by Owen Pugh, Government Affairs Officer on 17 March 2018

The Northern Forest was announced by the Prime Minister in January 2018 but we’re not resting on our laurels in relation to other sites in the north.

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Campaigns update: wigwams, zip wires and eco-pods

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 17 March 2018

This month we’ve seen weird and not-so wonderful threats to ancient woods, from wigwams to zip wires. Find out more about the campaigns team’s caseload.

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First Northern Forest trees take root at Smithills

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 16 March 2018

The first trees of the Northern Forest have been planted at Smithills. To mark this momentous day, we invited a few special guests along to kickstart the project.

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Show the love: what signs of spring did people see?

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 15 March 2018

As part of The Climate Coalition’s Show the Love campaign, we encouraged you to record the signs of spring you had spotted. Here are the results.

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A new environmental watchdog

by Frances Winder, Conservation Policy Lead on 15 March 2018

The Secretary of State has promised ongoing development of environmental legislation with a new Environment Act but who will ensure that this legislation has teeth?

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UK Tree Charter Board: new team, fresh focus

by Kaye Brennan, Senior Campaigner on 14 March 2018

Over 70 organisations supported its development, and now the Tree Charter has a focused UK Board to steer its next steps.

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British Woodlands Survey 2017

by Christine Tansey, Research & Evidence Co-ordinator on 14 March 2018

The newly published report of the 2017 British Woodlands Survey has revealed the latest views and concerns of woodland owners and managers across the UK.

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Dwayne Fields: for the love of trees

by Dwayne Fields, Guest Blogger on 13 March 2018

Londoner Dwayne Fields was the first black Briton to reach the North Pole. He trains for his next goal – a 700-mile walk to the South Pole – in Epping Forest, his escape route from his troubled teenage years.

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Beginners guide to seed germination and dormancy

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 12 March 2018

We take a look at the process of seed germination and the five types of dormancy that may prevent growth.