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Why soil matters

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 25 October 2017

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has reiterated the Government’s intention to plant more trees as part of a drive to improve soil health.

Our centenary horse heads for the Senedd

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 25 October 2017

The week running up to Armistice Day will be important for our Wales First World War Centenary Wood. We're inviting you to share it with us.

Ancient trees: weathering the great storm

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 24 October 2017

It’s 30 years since the great storm caused devastation across the UK. While 15 million trees were blown down some of our oldest trees survived. How did they weather the storm?

A special event at Brackfield Wood

by Kaye Coates, Communications Officer - Northern Ireland on 24 October 2017

As Remembrance Sunday approaches, join us for a special ceremonial event at Brackfield, our centenary wood in Northern Ireland.

Time to walk the walk on woodland policy

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 20 October 2017

The Government’s response to the Commons Environment Select Committee report on forestry has plenty of fine words but clarity and action are needed.

Apple Day 2017: What to do with your apples

by Helen Jones, Engagement Officer - Observatree on 20 October 2017

As we celebrate Apple Day, find out how apple trees can benefit the wildlife in your garden and pick up some tips on what to do with leftover apples.

Nurturing the farmers of the future

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 17 October 2017

As sponsor of Agricultural Student of the Year, we swapped our fleeces for finery at the Oscars of the agricultural world: the 2017 Farmers Weekly Awards.

Scotland’s tree-naissance: SNP fringe event discussions

by Arina Nagy-Vizitiu, Public Affairs Officer - Scotland on 17 October 2017

Our fringe event at the Scottish National Party Conference 2017 highlighted the importance of the Scottish forestry sector and the need to contribute to discussions in this vital area.

Update on Christmas card recycling scheme

by James Martin, Content editor on 16 October 2017

Our hugely successful collaboration on Christmas card recycling has come to an end, but the partnership between the Woodland Trust and Marks and Spencer is taking an exciting new direction.

Saving for the future – with a seed bank

by Louise Taylor, Citizen Science Project Officer on 14 October 2017

Plants, we are all dependent on them for clean air and food, yet many are endangered. So how do we save today's species for future generations? We bank them.