Woodland Trust Blog

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Unearthing the past: the restoration of Wooston Castle

by Bethany Brown, Content Officer on 14 October 2016

An extensive Iron Age Hillfort, long hidden by a conifer plantation, is beginning to emerge as a significant feature in Fingle Woods as restoration work commences.

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Germination of seeds: germination vs predation

by Louise Taylor, Citizen Science Project Officer on 14 October 2016

Have you ever considered the battle of the seed? How does a tree defend itself and ensure the next generation will grow? Why is a simple seed so entwined into the survival of other species? Learn about the battle of the seed.

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M4: Exploring the woods around Newport

by Jack Taylor, Campaigner on 13 October 2016

We've recently been informed that the public inquiry for the M4 Corridor around Newport has been pushed back six months. Find out more about the developments as well as our trip to the woods under threat near Newport.

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Eight British trees for small gardens

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 13 October 2016

Native trees make a big impact in a small garden. Make space for one and you’ll get year-round ornamental interest as well as supporting wildlife too. Here's my top 8 British trees for small gardens.

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Floodgates opening on ancient woods?

by Frances Winder, Conservation Policy Lead on 13 October 2016

Using ancient woods to store flood water? We can’t let this happen. Ancient woodland will need a life jacket if flood plans go ahead. Find out more.

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Campaigns update: HS2, a London Plane and more clucking chicken farms!

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner on 12 October 2016

Read the latest about the applications and casework that threaten irreplaceable ancient woodland this month.

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We attended the Farmers Weekly Awards

by Helen Chesshire, Senior Advisor on 12 October 2016

Last week we were the sponsors of the annual Farmers Weekly awards. Hosted by BBC’s Fiona Bruce and attended by 1,200 farmers and industry professionals from all over the country.

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Painting a picture at Smithills

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 11 October 2016

Our woods offer great inspiration for both the amateur and experienced painters, as we discovered when we met Smithills artist Pete Marsh. Read our interview.

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Wild food: pine needle vinegar

by Robin Harford, Guest Blogger on 11 October 2016

Get the Christmas preparations started with this pine needle vinegar. Delicious as a dressing, drink or used in a sauce.

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Trust battles loss of ancient Cardiff woodland to student flats

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 10 October 2016

We have formally objected to Cardiff City Council about the proposals from Cardiff Metropolitan University. Find out more.