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Stand up for trees at the double with M&S

by James Martin, Content editor on 23 November 2017

Are you an M&S shopper? You can provide extra support to the Woodland Trust by heading to your local store this weekend.

How to protect your plants in winter

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 23 November 2017

Winter weather can prove fatal for your favourite garden trees and plants. Find out how to protect your plants from the extremes of wind, rain, frost and snow over the next few months.

Four weeks, 15,000 emails and 600,000 words for our ancients

by Kaye Brennan, Senior Campaigner on 22 November 2017

We wanted to help you speak up on behalf of ancient woodland and special trees. We had no way to know what you would say, but the response was overwhelming.

Islay’s First World War Centenary Wood

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 22 November 2017

Woodland Trust Scotland was delighted to help the community plant a Centenary Wood as part of a wide range of events planned to mark the anniversary.

The mystery of the woods

by Peter Fiennes, Author on 21 November 2017

Peter Fiennes shares an extract from his new book, ‘Oak and Ash and Thorn: the Ancient Woods and New Forests of Britain’ .

Life cycle of a plant: seeds, shoots and roots

by James Martin, Content editor on 21 November 2017

Do you know where plants come from? Be it beautiful woodland bluebells or the grass on your garden lawn, every plant you see has a fascinating story to tell. (WTML)

Protecting UK trees: oldest and important trees in UK

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 20 November 2017

Some of the UK's oldest trees have been around for hundreds or even thousands of years. But just because you’re old it doesn’t mean you’re protected.

Rings and black lines in tree trunks

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 17 November 2017

We take a fascinating look at why some tree trunks have black lines instead of rings.

Working with nature to reduce flooding

by James Paterson, Conservation Adviser - Ecosystem Services on 16 November 2017

We discuss a fantastic new online resource on natural flood management techniques published by the Environment Agency.

Launch of new ancient woodland guidance for planners in England

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 16 November 2017

We surveyed planners on their knowledge of ancient woodland, they asked for more guidance – so here it is! Find out more and get your own copy.