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Tree-planting blitz: all in a day’s work

by Lynsey Nixon, Communications & Engagement Manager - Northern Ireland on 10 November 2016

Cross border charity One Million Trees in One Day are calling all farmers, small holders and organisations across the island of Ireland to roll up their sleeves and help plant one million trees in one day!

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Stop the chop! A secure future for forestry in Scotland?

by Charles Dundas, Public Affairs Manager - Scotland on 10 November 2016

Thousands of you have joined us to let the Scottish Government know that we value a stand-alone forestry agency looking after Scotland’s forestry policy, funding and regulation. Find out more.

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Going, going, not gone: an ancient woodland rescue story

by Derek Niemann, Guest Blogger on 09 November 2016

A generation ago, we were perilously close to wiping out most of our ancient woodland. It was thanks to people like the Trust’s visionary founder that disaster was averted.

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Wild food: burdock root chips

by Robin Harford, Guest Blogger on 09 November 2016

The Burdock Root can be roasted with other vegetables at the same time. They offer a taste similar to parsnips which complements the crispy coating.

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Campaigns update: Zombies and quarries threatening ancient woodland

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 08 November 2016

It’s been a month full of horror for the woods under threat team. From zombies to a small horde of quarries threatening our ancient woods, the ongoing battle continues.

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Exercise and stress: how exercising in nature can reduce stress

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 08 November 2016

Exposure to or contact with nature has the power to improve mental health and wellbeing.

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Post-Brexit: what does it mean for food, farmers and trees?

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 07 November 2016

The future of Britain’s post-Brexit food and farming system was explored at a recent “Farmers in Parliament” Day - and we were there.

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We scoop a national award

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 04 November 2016

Our First World War Centenary Woods project scoops a national award.

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Winter berries: What are they and where to find them?

by Louise Taylor, Citizen Science Project Officer on 02 November 2016

Winter berries bring colour to our hedgerows and provide vital food for wildlife. But do you know what a berry is?

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Government committee suggests trees have important role in flood prevention: our response

by Austin Brady, Director of Conservation & External Affairs on 02 November 2016

A Government committee has today produced a report with suggestions on how to tackle the increasing threat of flooding. See our response and how trees can play a part.