Woodland Trust Blog

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Woodland birdsong

by Helen Jones, Engagement Officer - Observatree on 28 April 2016

Woodland birds are often heard long before they can be seen. Each species has its own signature tune from the basic call of the chiff-chaff to the rich and complex melody of the blackbird.

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Life’s better in parliament with trees

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 27 April 2016

Around once a year the Woodland Trust holds a parliamentary reception, kindly hosted by a supportive MP or peer. The purpose of these events is to invite decision makers, funders and partners to hear more about current priorities for woods and trees.

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The pollination game: How trees reproduce

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 26 April 2016

Trees make the tricky business of pollination seem easy, but don’t be fooled, trees have evolved some ingenious ways of getting pollen from 'a' to 'b'.

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A video update from our tree planting event in Kirkwall First World War Centenary Woods

by Jill Donnachie, Communications & Development Manager - Scotland on 25 April 2016

Hundreds of trees were planted in Kirkwall this month as we sought to to create HMS Hampshire Centenary Wood and commemorate the centenary of the ship’s sinking.

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Remember a loved one with us

by Coral Banks, Marketing & Communications Manager - Products on 25 April 2016

Find out more about our new range of eco-friendly biodegradable urns and ash keepsake jewellery, including pendants, cufflinks, beads and brooches. A touching way to remember a loved one who loved nature.

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UK trees are put in the shade at the European Tree of the Year

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 22 April 2016

Find out which tree won the European Tree of the Year and where our trees came.

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Centenary Wood gets royal seal of approval

by Kaye Coates, Communications Officer - Northern Ireland on 22 April 2016

Brackfield Centenary Wood receives a royal seal of approval.

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Shakespeare

by Becky Owen-Fisher, Contributor on 22 April 2016

Trees and wildflowers play a significant role in some of Shakespeare's most famous works. We explore three of the greats.

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Scientists identify first ash tree which shows tolerance to ash dieback

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 22 April 2016

Read our official reaction to news that scientists in the UK have identified the country's first ash tree which shows tolerance to ash dieback

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What do hedgehogs eat

by Alyssa Ralph, Conservation Volunteer on 21 April 2016

Hedgehogs are out of hibernation, but just what are these spiky creatures up to? Read on to see what they’re doing and if they’re visiting your garden