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Electric sheep shows benefits of nature friendly farming in Parliament

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 02 July 2018

We’ve been back in Parliament championing farming that’s fit for the future, outlining our priorities for a future farming support system to MPs and peers with the power shape it.

Speak up for woods and trees this summer

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 02 July 2018

This summer, a national movement is happening. Speak Up Week, from 30 June to 8 July, is a national conversation about climate change and everything it’s affecting. Find out how you can take part.

Tree of the Year – a lasting legacy

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 29 June 2018

Entering our Tree of the Year competition benefits the nominated trees and their communities whether they win or lose. We catch up with some of Scotland’s previous winners and finalists to see what lasting effect the competition has had.

The Oldest Tree in the UK: How Long Do Trees Live?

by James Martin, Content editor on 28 June 2018

Learn the identity of the UK's oldest tree and discover why ancient trees are such an important part of our landscape.

Broadleaf's summer issue is out now

by Elisabeth Garton, Editor on 27 June 2018

The summer edition of our vibrant members’ magazine, Broadleaf, is out now, packed with woodland news, features and stunning images.

Scottish Forestry Strategy statement launched at Royal Highland Show

by Arina Nagy-Vizitiu, Public Affairs Officer - Scotland on 27 June 2018

The Scottish Forestry Strategy consultation will open soon and we need your support to ensure our message is heard loud and clear at the highest level in the Scottish Government.

Trees of the World Cup: from the old man of the water to the oak

by James Martin, Content editor on 22 June 2018

Did you know that Brazil was named after a tree? Or that Mexico is home to the world's widest tree? Discover the role that trees play in the national identity of some of the countries competing at the World Cup.

The world beneath your feet: the importance of woodland ground flora

by Alastair Hotchkiss, Conservation Advisor - Ancient Woodlands on 22 June 2018

Ancient woodland ground flora is often a focus for woodland conservation and restoration. But the plants themselves could be seen as just the stage, with thousands of inextricable stories being played out by dependent insects and fungi.

Mark of Zorro: is a new pest coming soon to woodland near you?

by Matt Elliot, Conservation Advisor - Tree & Woodland Health on 21 June 2018

Distinctive examples of leaf damage have recently been discovered which indicate that the zigzag elm sawfly has arrived in the UK

Is your tree special enough to be Tree of the Year?

by Kaye Brennan, Senior Campaigner on 20 June 2018

It’s competition time! Which tree will win the coveted Tree of the Year crown?