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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.

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.

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.

A tale of chocolate and trees

by Andy Bond, Senior PR officer 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.

British bluebell or Spanish bluebell? Identify the species with our easy quiz

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 04 April 2017

Can you tell the difference between British or English bluebells and non-native Spanish? Take our easy quiz and learn how to identify bluebells in five simple steps. With images and identification tips.

Sheep and trees: How to improve sheep farming

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 04 April 2017

We’re hitting the road to talk to sheep farmers about the benefits of trees to their flock’s health – and we’re being joined by two very special woolly guests.

Discover the difference between blackthorn and hawthorn

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 03 April 2017

Blackthorn and hawthorn both cover our hedges with beautiful blossom in spring, but how do you tell the difference between the two hedging species?

Time travelling woodland: an experimental vision of 2050

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 03 April 2017

Woodland Trust Conservation team’s trip to the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research’s carbon dioxide enrichment (FACE) experiment

Seed dispersal by animals: how do seeds use animals to spread?

by Louise Taylor, Citizen Science Project Officer on 01 April 2017

Seeds have evolved to utilise many different methods of dispersal. But how does seed dispersal impacts on the animal kingdom? And are seeds capable of exploiting animals or have they been conquered by the animal kingdom?

Lungworm in dogs: signs, symptoms and spotting it early

by Simon Tappin, Guest Blogger on 28 March 2017

Learn the signs, symptoms and how to spot Lungworm early with the help of VET, Simon Tappin.