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Seeding excellent volunteers

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 30 August 2016

Our work is enriched and extended by the fantastic volunteers that give so much time and energy to the cause. Together with all our supporters we strive to safeguard the future of the UK’s woods and trees – united as one under a banner of leaves.

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Did ‘Capability’ Brown sweep away nature while creating new landscapes?

by Jill Butler, Conservation Advisor on 29 August 2016

Landscape historians and designers, ecologists and archaeologists debate ‘Capability’ Brown’s true legacy.

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How businesses can help us save a UK paradise

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 26 August 2016

We're saving a UK paradise. Find out how businesses can help.

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An elderberry syrup to drive the sniffles (and Satan) away!

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 26 August 2016

It produced the original dye for tweed jackets and is said to keep flies, flu and even the Devil at bay. The tiny but mighty elderberry is hanging from a tree near you. Harness its goodness this autumn with this tasty syrup recipe.

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First World War soldiers remembered at Bishops Knoll

by Joe Middleton, Site Manager - South West on 25 August 2016

100 years ago Bishops Knoll was a very different place and a hospital for Australian and British soldiers. Find out about the commemorations that have taken place.

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Multi-million lottery windfall boosts Loch Arkaig appeal

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 23 August 2016

Our appeal to secure the future of a spectacular Highland pine forest has been boosted by a £750,000 award from players of People's Postcode Lottery - part of £2.3 million raised to nurture trees and woods across the UK.

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Wild food: Greater Plantain Seed Recipe

by Robin Harford, Guest Blogger on 22 August 2016

Greater Plantain can be found in towns, farmland and grassland. Go forage the seeds and make this delicious nutty snack.

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400 species discovered at Smithills Wildlife Festival

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 19 August 2016

The final results are in - over 400 species were successfully identified at our first ever Smithills Bioblitz. We find out what fascinating species we found and why their records are so important.

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Countryfile Live: Our Best Bits

by Sara Dickinson, Events Programme Executive on 17 August 2016

We had a great few days at the first ever Countryfile Live. See some of our best pictures and what we got up to.

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Marvellous mammals

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 16 August 2016

From the prickly to the pretty, and the furry to the furtive (and of course all these combined), the summer 2016 issue of Wood Wise looks at the marvellous mammals that live in our woods.