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Our 64 million tree goal

by Austin Brady, Director of Conservation & External Affairs on 20 September 2016

We aim to plant 64 million trees - one for every person in the UK. Find out more about what this means for our future.

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The Neighbourhood Planning (and No Infrastructure) Bill

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 20 September 2016

Just what is the Neighbourhood Planning Bill all about? We take a look.

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Dod â’n coedwigoedd hynafol yn ôl o'r dibyn

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 19 September 2016

Arbenigwyr yn dod at ei gilydd yn y Canolbarth ar 13 Hydref i drafod y dasg frys o adfer coetiroedd hynafol Cymru

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Bringing our ancient forests back from the brink

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 19 September 2016

Experts to gather in Mid Wales on 13 October to discuss the urgent task of restoring Wales’ ancient woodland

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Check your chestnut trees

by Matt Elliot, Conservation Advisor - Tree & Woodland Health on 16 September 2016

Owners and managers of sweet chestnut trees are being urged to check their trees by the Forestry Commission after the discovery of a tree with chestnut blight disease this summer.

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Dreghorn trenches

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 15 September 2016

Scotland’s First World War Centenary Wood is at Dreghorn, nestled in the Pentland Hills on the outskirts of Edinburgh. It is an apt location as many troops trained here for the trenches. This is the story of one of them – Captain William Ewart Gladstone-Millar.

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Campaigns update: More chickens, greenspace problems and hugely damaging threats

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 15 September 2016

Read about the interesting and challenging goings-on that the Woods Under Threat campaigns team have been dealing with over the last month.

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Smithy Wood gets some much-needed TLC!

by Jack Taylor, Campaigner on 14 September 2016

Local campaigners and Trust staff headed to the threatened Smithy Wood in Sheffield to give it some much-needed TLC in the form of a litter pick. The locals showed their commitment to saving this beautiful wood and we cleared quite a variety of litter.

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Welsh farmers prepare to get tree planting

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 13 September 2016

Farmers and landowners across Wales are preparing to take the opportunity of planting trees and areas of woodland on their land and Coed Cadw (Woodland Trust) is keen to offer free support and advice.

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Hedges and edges hedgerow jam

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 13 September 2016

Make this amazing hedgerow jam from the ripe berries and fruit you'll find along hedgerows and woodland edges in September and October.