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Campaigns update: some big wins and wildlife under threat

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 13 April 2017

Sometimes good news comes all at once, like buses! Read about this month's victories, Woods Under Threat cases and learn more about the work we're doing to protect ancient woodland and special trees, as well as how you can help.

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Are bluebells protected? And five other bluebell facts

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 12 April 2017

Spring is here and it’s time to go bluebell spotting. Get to know them better with our top bluebell facts.

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New Nationwide wood in Northern Ireland

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 11 April 2017

Nationwide is helping us create a new wood in the beautiful Faughan Valley, Northern Ireland.

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Help us protect and enhance your street trees

by Joseph Coles, Project Lead - Street Trees on 10 April 2017

We have developed a Street Trees Celebration Starter Kit to help you build community relations, ensure that your trees are valued by everyone and celebrate these precious members of society.

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Pine martens to return to the Forest of Dean?

by Mike Townsend, Principal Advisor on 10 April 2017

The possible return of pine martens to the Forest of Dean represents an important and exciting step in the conservation of woodland.

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What is biodiversity and why is it important?

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 09 April 2017

Biodiversity is the number, variety and variability of living organisms, from genes to whole ecosystems, and is essential for all life on earth.

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HS2 Phase 2: more ancient woodland threatened

by Alison Kirkman, Senior PR Officer on 08 April 2017

Our analysis of route proposals for Phase 2a and 2b of HS2 shows that a minimum of 24 irreplaceable ancient woods will be impacted.

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Bird song identifier: common garden bird songs

by John Hayhurst, Ancient Woodland Restoration Project Researcher on 06 April 2017

Learn the most familiar of our birdsong from the comfort of your garden and enrich your experience of that morning cuppa. Encourage more birds by planting trees and expand your knowledge of the soundscape.

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Video update: What we achieved in 2016

by Beccy Speight, Chief Executive on 06 April 2017

Wow, what a fantastic year! 2016 was our busiest and most productive yet with some amazing achievements. Here’s a video snapshot of what we’ve been up to.

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A tale of chocolate and trees

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 05 April 2017

The season for tickling those taste buds with chocolate delights is here and our brand is on Divine's ethical Easter eggs packs.