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The Countryman: a voice for the countryside and trees

by Mark Whitley, Guest Blogger on 12 June 2017

The Countryman, which celebrated its ninetieth anniversary in April, has always been a true voice of the British countryside, as its editor Mark Whitley explains.

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Campaigns update: Two ancient woods safe but more face destruction

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 10 June 2017

Read all about the campaigns team’s latest news including an update on the fracking situation, local campaigning and some more good news. It’s not all doom and gloom.

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World Gin Day: raise a glass and cash for Loch Arkaig

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 09 June 2017

For World Gin Day, on June 10, we are charging our glasses to a new artisan gin, made from the pine trees of Loch Arkaig. £1 from each bottle funds restoration of the Caledonian Pine Forest.

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Nature's the business

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 08 June 2017

A host of our business partners joined for an inspiring, competitive and informative day out in the woods.

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Spanish bluebells: what’s the problem?

by Amy Lewis, Content Editor on 08 June 2017

Native bluebells are under threat from their Spanish relatives. Get to grips with the real problem and find out how you can help native woodland plants.

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Did you catch us at London Tree Week?

by Sara Dickinson, Events Programme Executive on 07 June 2017

Well what a week we had at London Tree Week. Find out more about what we got up to and what our attendees said too!

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Our first boat: setting sail at Loch Arkaig

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 06 June 2017

We've gone afloat at Loch Arkaig with our first boat, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The vessel is essential to take staff and equipment in and out of the remote and mysterious top block.

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We did it! Cefn Coch given green light

by Heini Evans, PR & Communications Officer - Wales on 04 June 2017

Supporters save the day! The campaign to raise funds to purchase Cefn Coch has been successful. We can now move ahead with the project to allow nature to recreate native woodland across much of the site.

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Life cycle of a tree: from seed to snag

by Louise Taylor, Citizen Science Project Officer on 03 June 2017

Can you name all the different phases a tree goes through in its life? If not then read this blog.

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Butterfly Identification Quiz: can you name these common butterflies?

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 31 May 2017

The UK is home to some truly stunning butterflies, but can you identify them? Take our quiz to see if you can name some of our most common species.