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Mother's Day: trees in folklore and tradition

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 20 March 2017

Mother's day is almost upon us in the UK. But did you know that in folklore and tradition, trees are associated with motherhood too? Find out which ones.

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Ancient woodlands are exceptional: give them ‘exceptional' protection

by Austin Brady, Director of Conservation & External Affairs on 19 March 2017

The Government have accepted the need to change planning policy in England to give increased protection for ancient woodland. Their proposals don’t go far enough but we do have a real chance to push them further to make a truly lasting change.

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Wood fuel can be good for wildlife

by Dean Kirkland, Project Manager for Ancient Woodland Restoration on 19 March 2017

Producing wood fuel can help to protect ancient woodlands, so buying wood fuel can have several benefits

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Hunting lost mulberry trees

by Judy Dowling, Ancient Tree Voluntary Verifier on 18 March 2017

After my mulberry hunting in Yorkshire, I have been busy trying to find other old mulberries, both up here in Scotland, and also elsewhere in the UK.

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Art students turn wood into open-air gallery

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 17 March 2017

Every year students from Glasgow School of Art let loose their imaginations at Lang Craigs near Dumbarton, and our wood becomes a temporary gallery.

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Growing trees from seed: signs of growth

by Becky Owen-Fisher, Contributor on 17 March 2017

We've been growing trees from seed, check out how they're getting on.

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Forest animals: 9 animals adapted to forest life

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 16 March 2017

Life in the trees and down on the forest floor can be tough but nine very special forest animals are surviving and thriving thanks to their amazing adaptations. Have you spotted any?

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Woodland Photography Tips: How to take a great woodland photo

by Phil Formby, Film Producer & Photographer on 16 March 2017

Learn how to take great woodland images with these top tips from our resident photographer, Phil Formby.

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Foraging in March: spring's edible plants

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 15 March 2017

Spring has arrived and the woods and hedgerows are bursting with edible spring greens, shoots and flowers. Find out which ones you can eat and what to do with them.

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Celebrating a 70 year tree record

by Judith Garforth, Citizen Science Officer (Nature’s Calendar) on 14 March 2017

This month, friends and family joined Jean Combes OBE to plant a tree to celebrate her 90th birthday and an astonishing 70-year oak budburst record. Find out more.