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What is air pollution and what can I do to help?

by Mike Townsend, Principal Advisor on 18 May 2018

In the UK around 40,000 deaths a year are linked to air pollution. Trees in urban areas can improve air quality. You can help by getting involved in tree planting, and defending the trees we already have.

Combat your carbon by planting trees

by James Martin, Content editor on 17 May 2018

You can reduce your carbon footprint by helping to plant trees with the Woodland Trust.

Network Rail on the wrong tracks

by Nick Atkinson, Senior Advisor on 17 May 2018

The recent media revelations about Network Rail’s lineside tree management policies have raised concerning questions for many of us across the UK.

Cutting down trees without permission: law and legislation

by Eleanor Clark, Conservation Volunteer on 16 May 2018

Learn about the different ways trees can be protected and what to do if any of your local trees are under threat.

The consultation has closed but the fight for our ancients continues

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 16 May 2018

Thank you so much for your support on the NPPF consultation. You have helped us get this far - now the fight continues!

Tree pests and diseases: can you spot these common symptoms?

by Charlie Mellor, Content editor on 14 May 2018

Trees and woods are crucial. They provide homes for wildlife, clean air and water, food and fuel. But they're under threat. Take our quiz to see if you can spot the symptoms of these common diseases and pests.

Check out Cheltenham Science Festival

by Sofia Nazar-Chadwick, Lead marketing manager - supporter recruitment on 14 May 2018

We're excited to be part of this year's festival which promises six jam-packed days of debate, discovery, experiments and hands on fun. See you there!

Which birds migrate? Who you can spot this summer

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 12 May 2018

Swallows, swifts and martins aren’t our only summer migrants – keep your eyes peeled for these species and record your sightings through Nature’s Calendar.

Tragedy for our ospreys at Loch Arkaig

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 11 May 2018

A pine marten has taken all three eggs from our nest at Loch Arkaig – but the bigger picture for British ospreys remains positive.

Environmental governance body consultation announced

by Owen Pugh, Government Affairs Officer on 11 May 2018

The Government has launched a consultation into setting up a new environmental watchdog once we leave the EU.