Woodland Trust Blog

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Be on the lookout: Serious disease of sweet chestnut trees hits Devon

by Matt Elliot, Conservation Advisor - Tree & Woodland Health on 10 February 2017

Plant health authorities are urging everyone to be vigilant over the coming months for a disease known as sweet chestnut blight

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Plants poisonous to dogs: what to look out for

by Fiona Granger, Founder & Senior Trainer at Ruff Diamonds on 09 February 2017

Do you know which woodland and garden plants are harmful to dogs? Find out more.

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When do blue tits nest? All about blue tits nesting

by Judith Garforth, Citizen Science Officer (Nature’s Calendar) on 09 February 2017

Blue tit nest building can be seen from as early as March or as late as May. Find out why we'd like you to keep a watch.

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Building a better future for ancient woods and veteran trees

by Beccy Speight, Chief Executive on 08 February 2017

The Government's Housing White Paper holds out long awaited hope of stronger protection for ancient woods and veteran trees. Find out more.

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Six ways to Show the Love this February

by Kaye Brennan, Senior Campaigner on 07 February 2017

Special places are struggling with the impacts of extreme weather – but there are lots of fun and creative ways you can show you care.

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How to make a hedgehog house

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 06 February 2017

Hedgehogs are declining by around 5% every year, but you can help! Use our step-by-step guide to creating your very own hedgehog house and help these prickly mammals to recover.

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Ben Fogle: Q&A

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 04 February 2017

TV star Ben Fogle knows what it is like to get into the great outdoors and explore some of the world’s most beautiful locations. But he also loves what the UK has to offer with a walk in the woods on his list of things to do for a great day out.

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What are wetlands, bogs and swamps?

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 03 February 2017

Ever wondered what the difference is between bogs, fens, marshes and swamps? These are important UK wetlands that need protection.

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Northern Ireland Volunteers get to grips with winter skins

by Lynsey Nixon, Communications & Engagement Manager - Northern Ireland on 01 February 2017

Volunteers from across Northern Ireland came together recently to find out more about identifying trees in their winter skin.

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Wales volunteers and Snowdonia National Park

by Kylie Jones Mattock, Site Manager - North West Wales on 01 February 2017

Snowdonia Society are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year with a Make a Difference weekend of volunteering; come and join in.