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Foraging in June: edible flowers, plants and herbs

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 12 June 2018

From fresh flowers and tender leaves to crisp seeds, here are some edible plants to forage in June. These are my top tips on where to find them, and how to turn them into something delicious.

Campaigns update: ancient woods and fruit trees under threat

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 08 June 2018

This month the campaigns team has quite the fight on its hands, from a housing development threatening veteran trees to shocking news on HS2.

Loch Arkaig ignites interest for Scottish pinewood survey

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 06 June 2018

We hosted a special training event at Loch Arkaig to help equip the new generation of surveyors – and we were honoured to have Professor Bunce as our special guest.

Annual event records 1000th species at Smithills

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 05 June 2018

Our third annual bioblitz has recorded the 1000th species at Smithills, but what was it?

Woodland nourishment for body and mind

by Nadiya Hussain, Contributor on 31 May 2018

Bake Off queen Nadiya Hussain finds the best pesto and the perfect panic attack remedy among the trees.

7 extinct plants in the UK and rarest plants to save

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 25 May 2018

The UK has some wonderfully diverse countryside, but some of our plant species are disappearing forever.

Tree preservation order success in North Lanarkshire

by Arina Nagy-Vizitiu, Public Affairs Officer - Scotland on 25 May 2018

A temporary TPO has been made permanent, saving ancient woodland in North Lanarkshire from being destroyed by a proposed development.

Biodiversity: what does it mean and why should we care?

by James Martin, Content editor on 22 May 2018

Find out why biodiversity is so important and how you can help protect it. (Photo: David Whitaker)

Why does sap rise in spring?

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 19 May 2018

Pruning deciduous trees should be avoided during spring because the sap is rising - but what does this actually mean?

Royal wedding: how trees will be involved in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day

by Charlie Mellor, Content editor on 18 May 2018

As the wedding of the year approaches, we take a look at some of the native trees that will be included in the floral displays on the day.