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Our top tips for a plastic free picnic

by Jessica Benson, Social Media Officer on 04 July 2017

Single-use plastic items are a huge problem! The amount we use on a weekly basis is phenomenal. So we’d like you all to try a plastic free picnic this summer, a picnic contained in only recyclable materials perhaps.

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A summary of Nature’s Calendar results for Autumn 2016

by Judith Garforth, Citizen Science Officer (Nature’s Calendar) on 04 July 2017

A warm start to autumn in 2016 was followed by a sunny October and November and a dry December. But how was our wildlife affected?

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SSSI Definition: What is it and what does it mean for conservation and development?

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 03 July 2017

SSSI’s. You’ve probably heard of them but what do they do and how can they help to protect ancient woodlands from development!?

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Should we really cut down trees for firewood?

by Nic Snell, Guest Blogger on 02 July 2017

If you’re using firewood, do you know where it comes from or how it has been treated? Careful sources of properly dried firewood is critical not just for providing efficient heating, but for protecting the UK’s woodland and the environment.

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What’s the difference between nuts and seeds?

by Louise Taylor, Citizen Science Project Officer on 01 July 2017

Would you mistake a legume for a nut? Can you tell if you are eating a nut or a seed? For that matter, can you tell me what a nut is?

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Botanical surveying in the magical Wye Valley woods

by Christine Reid, Head of Conservation on 30 June 2017

Our Head of Conservation gets up-close and personal with some rather special woodlands – take a look at what she learnt about two of our most magical sites, and start your own journey of discovery.

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A new Parliament: a new opportunity for woods and trees

by Lorraine Mullally, Lead Government Affairs Officer on 29 June 2017

The election is over, the Queen has spoken, and a new Parliament is in place. What now for woods and trees at Westminster?

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Five quick and easy picnic treat recipes

by Bethany Brown, Content Officer on 29 June 2017

If you're inviting a tree to tea with us and heading out for a picnic this summer make sure you read our blog on 4 quick and simple recipes for your picnic.

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The history of Two Lads Cairn

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 28 June 2017

It’s a landmark that can be seen from across Greater Manchester, but what is Two Lads Cairn, and what’s up with the name?

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Agroforestry 2017: what happened?

by Helen Chesshire, Senior Advisor on 28 June 2017

250 farmers, foresters, landowners and researchers came together at Cranfield University – all with the collective aim of exploring the practicalities of bringing more trees into farming practice.

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