Woodland Trust Blog

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New guidance for planners could help save more ancients

by Luci Ryan, Ecological Impact Assessor on 03 December 2017

Our input into an update of the formal guidance planners should use to protect our ancients could lead to instant changes.

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A legacy in the landscape

by Matt Larsen-Daw, Project Lead - Charter for Trees, Woods and People on 01 December 2017

Carved poles fashioned from solid British oak have started to spring up at key sites across the UK, conveying a clear message – the Principles of the Tree Charter must not be forgotten. (Photo: WTML)

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A threat to the iconic Grantham Oak

by Denise Tegerdine, Street Trees Project Administrator on 01 December 2017

The ancient ‘Grantham Oak’ on Belton Lane is under threat of damage by utility firm.

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How to make a holly wreath

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 30 November 2017

This simple wreath making guide will make sure your front door is truly festive! (Photo: WTML)

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Tree Charter launched in Scotland

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 29 November 2017

The new Charter for trees, woods and people had its Scottish launch at Lang Craigs near Dumbarton on Saturday – with poetry, planting and Christmas wreath making.

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Could pine martens help control the invasive grey squirrel?

by Christine Tansey, Research & Evidence Co-ordinator on 29 November 2017

Cat McNicol is investigating how pine martens may influence the behaviour and impact of invasive grey squirrels in woodland.

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Tree Charter Branches: Sowing seeds of change

by Matt Larsen-Daw, Project Lead - Charter for Trees, Woods and People on 28 November 2017

The Tree Charter draws its strength from the grassroots. Learn how you can play a role in delivering the 10 Tree Charter Principles.

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Tree seed identification: seven common UK tree seeds

by Louise Taylor, Citizen Science Project Officer on 27 November 2017

If someone showed you a seed from a common UK tree, could you tell which tree it was from? Find out more about seven common UK tree seeds.

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Come together - right now - over trees!

by Matt Larsen-Daw, Project Lead - Charter for Trees, Woods and People on 25 November 2017

It’s National Tree Week – the annual opportunity to remind everyone in society that trees make our lives better, but only if we stand up for them. Find out what’s special about the first NTW since the launch of the Tree Charter, and how you can get involved.

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Insect identification: common UK insects

by Amy Lewis, Content Editor on 24 November 2017

There are a staggering 27,000 types of insect in the UK. Some can be tricky to tell apart, even for the experts. Here we look at some of our most commonly encountered insect groups and the clues we need to look for to help narrow them down.

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