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Ancient trees: what they are and where you can see them

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

Ancient trees are our oldest, fattest and gnarliest trees. But what is ancient? And how long does it take for a tree to become ancient?

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Beyond Dreghorn – Scotland’s Centenary Woods

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 20 July 2017

Scotland’s First World War Centenary Wood is at Dreghorn near Edinburgh, but around the country there are 18 landowners committed to creating their own Centenary Woods. We are keen to hear from more.

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Types of mice: a quick guide to mice, voles and shrews in the UK

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 20 July 2017

Are you curious about what mouse you saw in your garden or out on a walk? Or did your cat bring one in and you wondered what it was.

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Wildflower bouquet for Centenary Wood

by Kaye Coates, Communications Officer - Northern Ireland on 18 July 2017

Over 24,000 native saplings have been planted at Brackfield Wood, its seen an incredible transformation and celebrates an incredible cause - honouring the many victims of the First World War.

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Foraging in July: nature's best summer food for foraging

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 18 July 2017

Here are our top six wild edible plants to look out for in July with tips on what to look for and how to cook and eat them.

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MPs meet to discuss need to increase protection for ancient woodland

by Lorraine Mullally, Lead Government Affairs Officer on 14 July 2017

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees is up and running again in the new Parliament, already taking action to help improve protection for this irreplaceable and precious habitat

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The Musgroves win the MOREwoods Awards 2017 competition

by John Tucker, Director of Woodland Creation on 14 July 2017

BBC Countryfile Diaries presenter, Paul Martin joined our expert panel to select the winners of this year's MOREwoods Awards.

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We’re set to restore Atlantic woodland at a new site in Wales

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 13 July 2017

Thanks to the generosity of one of our supporters we have the opportunity to restore a precious ancient woodland site in Wales to its former broadleaved glory.

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Rydyn ni'n mynd i adfer coetir Iwerydd ar safle newydd yng Nghwm Rheidol

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 13 July 2017

Diolch i haelioni un o’n cefnogwyr mae cyfle gennym i adfer gogoniant darn o goetir hynafol yng Nghymru.

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Running through Smithills

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 10 July 2017

Diverse countryside can make for the best outdoor experience, so why not combine it with exercise?