Woodland Trust Blog

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Join us and legendary Olympian at top show

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 06 September 2016

Visit us as we join legendary multi-medal winning Olympian Sir Bradley Wiggins at one of the country’s biggest outdoor shows.

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Grow your own 'forest for a fiver'

by , on 01 September 2016

Get your free booklet which provides a comprehensive guide to growing trees based on the lifetime knowledge of Peter Facey, a tree nurseryman.

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Capability Brown: 300 years of woodland conservation

by Becky Owen-Fisher, Contributor on 31 August 2016

Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was an important figure in 18th century England. But how can you identify a Capability Brown landscape?

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Seeding excellent volunteers

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 30 August 2016

Our work is enriched and extended by the fantastic volunteers that give so much time and energy to the cause. Together with all our supporters we strive to safeguard the future of the UK’s woods and trees – united as one under a banner of leaves.

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Did ‘Capability’ Brown sweep away nature while creating new landscapes?

by Jill Butler, Conservation Advisor on 29 August 2016

Landscape historians and designers, ecologists and archaeologists debate ‘Capability’ Brown’s true legacy.

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How businesses can help us save a UK paradise

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 26 August 2016

We're saving a UK paradise. Find out how businesses can help.

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An elderberry syrup to drive the sniffles (and Satan) away!

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 26 August 2016

It produced the original dye for tweed jackets and is said to keep flies, flu and even the Devil at bay. The tiny but mighty elderberry is hanging from a tree near you. Harness its goodness this autumn with this tasty syrup recipe.

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First World War soldiers remembered at Bishops Knoll

by Joe Middleton, Site Manager - South West on 25 August 2016

100 years ago Bishops Knoll was a very different place and a hospital for Australian and British soldiers. Find out about the commemorations that have taken place.

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Multi-million lottery windfall boosts Loch Arkaig appeal

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 23 August 2016

Our appeal to secure the future of a spectacular Highland pine forest has been boosted by a £750,000 award from players of People's Postcode Lottery - part of £2.3 million raised to nurture trees and woods across the UK.

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Wild food: Greater Plantain Seed Recipe

by Robin Harford, Guest Blogger on 22 August 2016

Greater Plantain can be found in towns, farmland and grassland. Go forage the seeds and make this delicious nutty snack.