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Westminster reception: celebrating the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy

by Owen Pugh, Government Affairs Officer on 26 November 2018

This year, our annual reception at Westminster focused on the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy and asked what else Parliamentarians can do to promote trees.

UK winter wildlife quiz: true or false?

by James Martin, Content editor on 26 November 2018

How much do you know about what our wildlife gets up to in winter?

Christmas cards and trees: what to buy and how to recycle

by James Martin, Content editor on 22 November 2018

Find out what you should think about when buying Christmas cards and trees and how to recycle them when the celebrations are over.

Winter days out: 7 ideas for your family

by Hannah Vickers, Content Editor on 22 November 2018

Looking for ways to keep the whole family entertained over the cooler months? Check out our seven fantastic ideas for family days out in the woods this winter.

British winter birds: who to spot this season

by Valerie I Hurst, Volunteer on 21 November 2018

Winter may bring cold weather and darkness, but it’s still a great time to see wildlife. Follow our handy ID tips and brighten your winter with a bit of bird spotting!

Starling murmurations: what they are and where to see

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 20 November 2018

They're one of the wonders of the natural world, and they're often right on our doorstep. Find a flock of sky-dancing starlings to watch for yourself this autumn.

A career in forestry: the roots of my journey

by Mima Letts, Contributor on 15 November 2018

Mima Letts has dedicated her life to trees, but it hasn’t been easy. Now studying forestry, she's set up her own business to ignite conversation about trees.

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Poisonous mushrooms: 7 of the most dangerous mushrooms in the UK

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 05 November 2018

There are poisonous mushrooms out there, and some of them are deadly. With sinister names - destroying angel, funeral bell and deathcap - it's a warning to steer clear. Here are seven to watch out for in the UK.

Campaigns update: 108 ancient woods and one unacceptable high speed railway

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 02 November 2018

This month HS2 is front and centre. The consultation is open and we are working tirelessly to respond to this hugely damaging project.

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Red squirrel facts

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 01 November 2018

The red squirrel is the UK's only native squirrel species, and was once a common sight. But for decades they’ve been in decline. Find out why they are threatened and other fascinating facts.