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Campaigns update: hope for the future

by Nicole Hillier, Assistant campaigner - ancient woodland on 03 August 2018

Planning policy has brought great news for our ancient woods and trees this month, plus a special zoom in on what has been happening in the South West of England.

Climb a tree and give three cheers for skinned knees!

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 01 August 2018

Children learn valuable life skills climbing trees, building dens and playing in the woods. So let’s bring back skinned-knee summers and stop invoking ‘health and safety’ to eliminate every conceivable risk.

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Eight best wildlife walks in Northern Ireland

by James Martin, Content editor on 01 August 2018

From magical woodland to rugged coasts, discover some of the best spots to take a stroll and see wildlife in Northern Ireland.

NPPF – beyond the celebrations

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 31 July 2018

We got exceptional protection for ancient woods and trees but what about the rest of the NPPF?

7 galls to spot this year

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 31 July 2018

Have you spotted something unusual growing on a tree recently? It looks like it might be a bumper year for galls, so here are 7 you might see this summer.

Types of moss in the UK: What they are and where to find them

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 30 July 2018

Moss is marvellous! Find out why and see some common species to spot.

Princess Royal officially opens Wales' First World War Centenary Wood

by Llinos Humphreys, Communications and engagement manager – Wales on 28 July 2018

The Princess Royal officially opened Wales First World War Centenary Wood, Coed Ffos Las, in the Gwendraeth Valley, Carmarthenshire.

What is a sustainable forest?

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 27 July 2018

Sustainable management is key if woodland is to meet the needs of both wildlife and people. Learn exactly what this means and why it's so important.

Take a walk on the wild side at Brackfield Wood

by Kaye Coates, Communications Officer - Northern Ireland on 26 July 2018

Introducing the wildflowers and wild inhabitants of beautiful Brackfield Wood, our Centenary Wood in Northern Ireland.

Protecting wild plants in the Cairngorms

by Gwenda Diack, Cairngorms Wild Plants project officer on 26 July 2018

The Cairngorms Wild Plants project has reached its halfway point. Find out what it plans to achieve.