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The pollination game: How trees reproduce

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 26 April 2016

Trees make the tricky business of pollination seem easy, but don’t be fooled, trees have evolved some ingenious ways of getting pollen from 'a' to 'b'.

Light coming through trees

What makes a plant an ancient woodland indicator?

by Emma Bonham, Conservation Information Manager on 15 April 2016

Why are some plants ancient woodland indicators and others not? Find out more.

Brown long-eared bat (Photo: H Clark/Bat Conservation Trust)

British bats: A beginner's guide

by Alyssa Ralph, Conservation Volunteer on 15 March 2016

Bats make up a huge portion of our resident mammal species, and are vital to our ecosystems. Yet many people have never seen a bat. Read on for tips on spotting your local bats, and how you can give the population a helping hand.

Close up of an acorn on a leaf

Seed dispersal: The 5 best ways to travel

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 24 February 2016

Some seeds embark on epic journeys before settling down to germinate whilst trees have plenty of tricks up their sleeve to help seeds on their way. Find out more about seed dispersal.

Dog sitting on wooden bench seat in field

Remembering a loved one with trees and woodland

by Becky Owen-Fisher, Contributor on 10 February 2016

Three of our supporters tell us how woodland dedications have helped them following the loss of a loved one.

Ash seeds

Seed dispersal by wind: Gone with the wind

by Sally Tyler, Conservation Communications Intern on 21 August 2014

As summer ends, the UK’s trees plan for the next generation. Some seeds are dispersed by birds and mammals, others by the wind.

Sunlight filtering through trees

Dedicate a tree at Langley Vale Wood

by Sarah Unia, Estate Communications Officer - South on 20 August 2014

One of the most rewarding ways to help your local woodland to flourish is to dedicate a tree; it’s a truly unique gift that helps protect and restore our wonderful woodland.

Cynhaeaf Cenedlaethau’r Dyfodol

by Nigel Pugh, Campaigns officer Wales on 01 January 0001

Nawr, mae gennym gyfle unwaith mewn bywyd i newid y ffordd yr ydym yn rheoli tirwedd Cymru er budd holl drigolion y wlad ac i sicrhau ‘Cynhaeaf Cenedlaethau’r Dyfodol’.

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